Sauvagesia L.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963) Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs, shrublets or perennial to annual herbs, completely glabrous. Leaves petiolate to sessile; lamina with margin serrate; stipules with laciniate margins, longitudinally striate, free, persistent. Inflorescence paniculate to racemose, terminal or reduced to solitary flowers in the axils of foliage leaves; pedicels articulated at or above the base. Sepals 5, green with pale margin, persistent, not enlarging or changing colour in fruit. Petals 5, white to pink, deciduous. Fruit a capsule with 3 septicidal valves. Seeds small, with punctate testa and abundant endosperm.

Worldwide: 39 species in the, mostly American, tropics.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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erecta L.GI

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Flora of Zambia: Sauvagesia

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

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: Sauvagesia., retrieved 4 December 2023

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