Description of the genus
Annual herbs. Stipules (in ours) deeply fringed. Leaves opposite. Flowers solitary in leaf axils or in loose cymes at ends of branches, Sepals (4-)5. Petals (4-)5, deeply 2-fid, the lobes themselves sometimes lobed. Stamens 5 or fewer. Styles united below, with 3 arms. Capsule 3-valved.
Worldwide: 48 spp., 46 from W USA to Patagonia, one on the Galapagos and one pantropical (D. cordata).
Other sources of information about Drymaria:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): DrymariaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: DrymariaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for DrymariaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): DrymariaKew 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: Drymaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=570, retrieved 20 May 2013