2455.000 Polycarpaea Lam.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, sometimes ± woody at base. Stipules scarious. Leaves opposite or apparently whorled, linear to oblanceolate or ovate. Inflorescences of loose or compact terminal cymes, often with a single pedicellate flower between the main branches; bracts scarious. Sepals 5, scarious, not keeled, silvery, brownish, purplish or pinkish. Petals shorter than the sepals, 5, entire or emarginate. Stamens 5 (or fewer). Styles united below. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule 3-valved.

Worldwide: 50, mainly Old World species in tropical and warm areas.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corymbosa (L.) Lam.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
eriantha Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. eriantha N,Z,T,MS
eriantha Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. effusa (Oliv.) TurrillN

Other sources of information about Polycarpaea:

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Flora of Botswana: Polycarpaea
Flora of Caprivi: Polycarpaea
Flora of Malawi: Polycarpaea
Flora of Zambia: Polycarpaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Polycarpaea

External websites:

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

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: Polycarpaea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=572, retrieved 18 January 2020

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