5056.000 Hermannia L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs. Stipules present (in ours). Leaves ± entire or dentate. Flowers bisexual, yellow, reddish, purplish or white, 1-several on axillary peduncles. Bracts 1 or 2 on the peduncle or 0 (kirkii). Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5. Filaments variously shaped. Ovary 5-locular. Capsule dehiscent with 5 valves.

Derivation of name: Named after Paul Herman (1640-1695), Prof. of botany in Leyden and early collector at the Cape.

Worldwide: Over 100 species in tropical and warm areas

Mozambique: 9 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Hyalites eponina (Dancing acraea or Small orange acraea)
Hermannia glanduligera

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
boraginiflora Hook.MDescription
glanduligera K. Schum.Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
grandistipula (Buchinger ex Hochst.) K. Schum.M
kirkii Mast.T,MSDescription, Image
micropetala Harv.[NrEnd]MS,GI,M
modesta (Ehrenb.) Mast.Description, Image
tigreensis Hochst. ex A. Rich.Z
tomentosa (Turcz.) Schinz ex Engl.
torrei Wild[End]GI

Other sources of information about Hermannia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Hermannia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=951, retrieved 15 June 2024

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