Description of the genus
Perennial herbs, suffrutices or shrubs. Young branches, undersides of leaves and corollas with sessile glands. Leaves often held in a V and reflexed; margin entire. Calyx 2-lipped with 2 entire, broadly rounded lips, enlarging in fruit. Corolla with a 3-lobed lower lip and 2-lobed upper lip, dark reddish-brown to blackish-purple. Stamens 4, normally exserted. Style 2-lobed. Nutlets with a well-developed wing on the dorsal side.
Worldwide: 19 species in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.
|rhodesiana S. Moore||N,W,C,E,S||Description, Image|
|zambesiaca Baker||N,W,C,E,S||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Tinnea:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: TinneaFlora of Caprivi
: TinneaFlora of Malawi
: TinneaFlora of Mozambique
: TinneaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): TinneaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: TinneaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for TinneaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): TinneaKew 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: Tinnea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1215, retrieved 30 June 2016