Cressa L.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987) Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1)

Description of the genus

A much-branched, small, short-lived, perennial, subshrub-like herb. Leaves small, entire, sessile. Flowers small, subsessile, aggregaged in brateate clusters at the ends of the branchlets. Sepals 5, obovate, subequal, imbricate, coriaceous. Corolla 5-lobed; tube campanulate; lobes ovate, imbricate in bud, spreading. Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled. Fruit capsule 2–4-valved, usually single-seeded. Seed glabrous and shining, dark brown.

Worldwide: 1 species in the tropics.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Cressa cretica

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cretica L.N,GIDescription, Image

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cressa., retrieved 1 December 2023

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