5461.000 Passerina L.

Description of the genus

Ericoid shrubs. Branchlets hairy when young. Leaves opposite and decussate, concave, woolly-hairy within. Inflorescences consisting (in ours) of clusters of flowers terminating short branchlets. Flowers 4-merous, bisexual, yellowish, pinkish or red. Calyx-tube flask-shaped, inflated at base; lobes 4. Petals 0. Stamens 8. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit dry (in ours).

Worldwide: c. 15 species in S Africa, with one (montana) extending to Angola and Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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montana ThodayE

Other sources of information about Passerina:

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Flora of Mozambique: Passerina

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

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: Passerina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=999, retrieved 26 November 2014

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