3937.000 Biophytum DC.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves (in ours) in a single rosette at apex of stem, paripinnate, ± sensitive (i.e. the leaflets fold downwards when touched briskly). Leaflets opposite or subopposite. Flowers orange, yellow, white or pinkish in pseudumbels with bracts forming an involucre.

Worldwide: 50 species in the tropics

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

Biophytum umbraculum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinicum Steud. ex A. Rich.MSDescription, Image
crassipes Engl.NDescription, Image
sensitivum (L.) DC.N,ZDescription, Image
umbraculum Welw.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Biophytum:

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Flora of Caprivi: Biophytum
Flora of Malawi: Biophytum
Flora of Zambia: Biophytum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Biophytum

External websites:

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

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: Biophytum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=790, retrieved 2 April 2023

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