2403.000 Tetragonia L.

Gon├žalves, M.L. (1978) Tetragoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, often papillose. Leaves alternate, ┬▒ succulent. Stipules 0. Flowers axillary, solitary or fasciculate, greenish or yellowish, mostly bisexual. Perianth 3-5-lobed. Stamens 3-many. Ovary semi-inferior or inferior, 2-8-locular; styles as many as loculi. Ovule pendulous, 1 per loculus. Fruit hard, indehiscent, winged, spiny or (in ours) horned. Seeds solitary.

Worldwide: 85 species in tropical and warm regions of the world; c. 40 species in southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Tetragonia tetragonioides

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tetragonioides (Pall.) KuntzeDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tetragonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Tetragonia
Flora of Mozambique: Tetragonia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Tetragonia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Tetragonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2042, retrieved 2 June 2023

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