Description of the genus
Small hemisparasitic shrubs with simple hairs and a single haustorial attachment. Flowers in axillary umbels; bract saucer-shaped with well-developed foliaceous limb. Corolla 5-merous; opening unilaterally; tube short; lobes coherent above, inrolled at anthesis. Filaments thickened and inrolled above.
Worldwide: 3 species in eastern and south-central Africa
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Other sources of information about Oliverella:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): OliverellaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: OliverellaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for OliverellaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): OliverellaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Oliverella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=499, retrieved 26 May 2013