Scoparia L.

Lehmann, G. (1988) Plantaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the genus

Annual herb, or rarely small shrub, much branched, erect, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves opposite or verticillate, entire or dentate. Inflorescence raceme-like or flowers axillary, solitary or paired. Calyx 4–5-lobed, lobes ovate to lanceolate; corolla regular, rotate, 4-lobed, throat bearded, lobes obtuse, subequal. Fruit a capsule globose or ovoid. Seeds numerous, angular.

Worldwide: 20 species native to tropical America, one species common in the Old World.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Scoparia dulcis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dulcis L.N,ZDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scoparia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Scoparia
Flora of Zambia: Scoparia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Scoparia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Scoparia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Scoparia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Scoparia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Scoparia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scoparia
JSTOR Plant Science: Scoparia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Scoparia
Plants of the World Online: Scoparia
Tropicos: Scoparia
Wikipedia: Scoparia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Scoparia., retrieved 22 June 2024

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