1979.000 Obetia Gaudich.

Description of the genus

Dioecious shrubs or trees, deciduous, with numerous stinging hairs (in ours). Stipules lateral, free. Leaves alternate, petiolate, usually clustered in terminal rosettes. Cystoliths dot-like or elongated. Inflorescences appearing before the new leaves. Flowers pedicellate, clustered in branched, bracteate panicles. Male flowers actinomorhpic, 5-merous. Female flowers zygomorphic, 4-merous. Achene flattened, enclosed in a persistent perianth.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Obetia tenax

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
tenax (N.E. Br.) FriisN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Obetia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Obetia
Flora of Mozambique: Obetia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Obetia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=475, retrieved 20 November 2017

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