Description of the genus
Perennial herbs, arising from a woody rhizome. Leaves decussate. Stipule composed of a sheath bearing 3-5 setae. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Flowers bisexual, male or female, 4(-5)-merous. Calyx vestigial. Corolla (in bisexual and male flowers) with a short, broadly funnel-shaped tube and recurved lobes; corolla much smaller in female flowers. Ovary of 2 carpels; style 0; stigmas 2, long-exserted. Fruit dehiscent, not supported by a carpophore; mericarps tuberculate.
Related to Anthospermum and differing in the terminal inflorescence and the absence of a carpophore.
Worldwide: 4 species in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Galopina:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: GalopinaFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): GalopinaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: GalopinaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for GalopinaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): GalopinaKew 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: Galopina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1419, retrieved 30 May 2016