2313.000 Leucosphaera Gilg

Description of the genus

Small shrub. Leaves opposite, entire, densely appressed white-hairy. Inflorescences white, capitate, almost sessile above the upper leaves. Partial inflorescences of 1-2 sterile and 1-2 fertile flowers. Perianth segments 5, 3-nerved, ± long-aristate. Stamens 5; pseudostaminodes 0. Ovary with 1 ovule. Capsule with a firm pilose apex.

Worldwide: 1 species in southern Africa: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Leucosphaera bainesii

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bainesii (Hook. f.) GilgSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Leucosphaera:

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Flora of Botswana: Leucosphaera

External websites:

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

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: Leucosphaera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=529, retrieved 26 October 2016

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