Pedalium Royen ex L.

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988) Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3)

Description of the genus

Erect or ascending annual herb, stems simple or branched. Leaves petiolate, oblong to obovate, entire or coarsely dentate. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils. Corolla tube narrowly funnel-shaped; limb spreading, subequally 5-lobed. Fruit indehiscent, subpyramidal, 4-angled, rounded to acute at the apex and with a spreading spine at each basal angle. Seeds 1–2 in each loculus.

Worldwide: A monotypic genus in Africa, Madagascar and Asia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Pedalium murex

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
murex Royen ex L.N,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pedalium:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pedalium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pedalium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pedalium
Wikipedia: Pedalium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pedalium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pedalium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pedalium., retrieved 7 October 2022

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