Description of the genus
Ericoid shrubs. Leaves linear with needle-like points. Flowers solitary (in ours). Sepals 5, usually subequal (but with the 2 inner distinctly larger in our species). Petals usually 3; two upper joined at the base to the keel. Keel-appendage 2-lobed, expanded and leaflike. Stamens 7. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule usually 4-horned (but horns absent in ours).
Worldwide: 115 species in tropical and S Africa (most endemic to the Cape)
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Muraltia:
(electronic Plant Information Center): MuraltiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: MuraltiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for MuraltiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): MuraltiaKew 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: Muraltia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=826, retrieved 6 December 2013