Caylusea A. St.-Hil.

Description of the genus

Annual or short-lived perennial herbs, often branched. Leaves entire, linear to elliptic, flat or undulate. Inflorescence densely racemose, pedicels bracteate at the base. Calyx 5- partite. Petals 5, white, deciduous, inserted at the base of the disc. Ovary stipitate on the disc, of 5–6 whorled carpels. Follicles open. Seeds few.

Worldwide: 3 species in North- and tropical Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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abyssinica (Fresen.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.T

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Caylusea

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

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: Caylusea., retrieved 17 June 2024

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