2395.010 Zaleya Burm. f.

Description of the genus

Usually prostrate, annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, entire. Stipules 0. Flowers in groups, axillary, ± sessile. Perianth with 5 lobes with a membranous margin and a mucro on the back just below the tip. Stamens 5, free. Ovary superior, consisting of 2 carpels, 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Styles 2, free. Fruit a circumscissile, 4-seeded capsule, the lid splitting into 2 valves.

Worldwide: 3 species in Africa, India and Australia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Zaleya pentandra

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pentandra (L.) C. JeffreyN,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Zaleya
Flora of Caprivi: Zaleya
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Zaleya
Flora of Malawi: Zaleya
Flora of Zambia: Zaleya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zaleya

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

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: Zaleya.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=559, retrieved 24 February 2024

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