6971.000 Dichondra J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Description of the genus

Small, prostrate perennial herbs. Leaves circular or reniform, cordate, petiolate. Flowers solitary, axillary; bracteoles 2, subulate. Sepals subequal, 5, ovate-spathulate, ± free. Corolla widely campanulate, deeply 5-lobed, hirsute outside. Stamens 5. Ovary deeply 2-lobed. Styles 2. Capsule 2-lobed; lobes indehiscent or irregularly 2-valved. Seeds subspherical, smooth.

Worldwide: 9 spp. in tropical and warm areas.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Dichondra micrantha

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micrantha Urb.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dichondra:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dichondra
Flora of Mozambique: Dichondra

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dichondra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1175, retrieved 28 November 2014

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