Description of the genus
Perennial, creeping (in ours) herbs. Leaves in groups of (1-)2-many, never peltate. Umbels simple and axillary with 1-many rays. Flowers bisexual or male, together or in separate umbels. Petals greenish-white, sometimes tinged with red. Involucre of 2 persistent bracts. Fruit laterally flattened, ± constricted at the commissure; primary ribs usually well-developed, sometimes with well-developed secondary ridges as
Worldwide: 40 species from warm areas, mostly S Africa
Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.
Other sources of information about Centella:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: CentellaFlora of Caprivi
: CentellaFlora of Malawi
: CentellaFlora of Mozambique
: CentellaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): CentellaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: CentellaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for CentellaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): CentellaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Centella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1034, retrieved 28 July 2016