Molineria Colla

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs; stems tuberous, subterranean, often stoloniferous. Leaves radical with a long petiole. Inflorescence usually dense with large pilose bracts. Flowers yellow; perianth segments sub-equal, densely villous outside. Fruit a berry, crowned by enlarged persistent perianth. Seeds subglobose, testa shiny or densely verruculose.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical and sub-tropical Asia to northern Australia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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capitulata (Lour.) Herb.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Molineria., retrieved 16 August 2022

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