4278.000 Muraltia DC.

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:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Muraltia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Muraltia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Muraltia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Muraltia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Muraltia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Muraltia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=826, retrieved 20 December 2014

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