3201.000 Vahlia Thunb.

Bridson, D.M. (1978) Vahliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Annual herbs or suffrutices, branched and erect, hairy. Leaves sessile to subsessile, ovate to linear, midrib apparent but lateral veins obscure. Inflorescences erect, sessile to subsessile or pedunculate. Calyx-tube campanulate to subglobose, often distinctly 5-veined; petals shorter than or just exceeding the calyx-lobes, lanceolate to orbicular; margin entire to crenate. Fruit a capsule.

Derivation of name: for Martin Hendrichsen Vahl (1749-1804), Danish-Norwegian botanist and traveller.

Worldwide: 5 species in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. longifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (L.f.) Thunb. subsp. macrantha (Klotzsch) Bridson[NrEnd]MS
capensis (L.f.) Thunb. subsp. vulgaris Bridson var. vulgaris T,GIDescription, Image
capensis (L.f.) Thunb. subsp. vulgaris Bridson var. longifolia (Gand.) BridsonMS,GI,MDescription, Image
dichotoma (Murray) KuntzeN,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
digyna (Retz.) KuntzeTDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Vahlia:

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

External websites:

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

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: Vahlia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=646, retrieved 6 December 2023

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