7051.010 Argusia Boehm.



Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, often crowded at the branch ends. Inflorescence composed of scorpioid cymes arranged in terminal panicles or corymbs. Flowers actinomorphic. Calyx 5-lobed, deeply divided to near the base. Corolla funnel- or salver-shaped; limb 5-lobed. Stamens included. Style terminal; stigma ring-like. Fruit dry, divided into two 2-seeded mericarps.

Worldwide: 4 species occurring in tropical America, SE Europe, temperate Asia and the islands of the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Argusia argentea

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
argentea (L.f.) HeineN,Z,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Argusia:

External websites:

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

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: Argusia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2296, retrieved 2 June 2023

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