3621.000 Podalyria Willd.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Shrubs, silky-pubescent or villous. Leaves alternate, simple and recurved to suborbicular. Flowers 1-4 on axillary peduncles. Calyx shaggy, with a shallow tube, sometimes split on one side; lobes unequal. Petals often bi-lobed with a deeply concave, linear claw, purple, pink or white; wings with a curved linear claw; keel usually convex on one margin and straight on the other with a straight flat claw. Fruit a pod, ovoid. Seeds with fleshy, collar-like aril.

Worldwide: About 25 species, mainly in the Western Cape extending eastwards to KwaZulu Natal.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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calyptrata Willd.

Other sources of information about Podalyria:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Podalyria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Podalyria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Podalyria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Podalyria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Podalyria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Podalyria
JSTOR Plant Science: Podalyria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Podalyria
Plants of the World Online: Podalyria
Tropicos: Podalyria
Wikipedia: Podalyria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Podalyria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1810, retrieved 22 April 2024

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