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

Other sources of information about Caylusea:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Caylusea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Caylusea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Caylusea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Caylusea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Caylusea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Caylusea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2487, retrieved 10 July 2020

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