8156.000 Otomeria Benth.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules fimbriate. Leaves opposite. Flowers in cymose heads, bisexual, mono- or di-morphic, developing in fruit into a long simple spike. Calyx: tube ovoid or elongate-oblong; lobes unequal, 5, 1-3 foliaceous and large. Corolla: tube long and narrow; lobes (in ours) ovate to circular, narrowing near base. Capsule oblong, flattened, ribbed. Seeds, small, reticulate.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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elatior (A. Rich. ex DC.) Verdc.N,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Otomeria:

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Flora of Malawi: Otomeria
Flora of Mozambique: Otomeria
Flora of Zambia: Otomeria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Otomeria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1367, retrieved 9 December 2016

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