5894.000 Centella L.

Description of the genus

Perennial, creeping (in ours) herbs. Leaves in groups of (1-)2-many, never peltate. Umbels simple and axillary with 1-many rays. Flowers bisexual or male, together or in separate umbels. Petals greenish-white, sometimes tinged with red. Involucre of 2 persistent bracts. Fruit laterally flattened, ± constricted at the commissure; primary ribs usually well-developed, sometimes with well-developed secondary ridges as well.

Worldwide: 40 species from warm areas, mostly South Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Centella asiatica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
asiatica (L.) Urb.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
glabrata L. var. natalensis AdamsonE
obtriangularis Cannon[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
virgata (L.f.) Drude var. gracilescens DominE

Other sources of information about Centella:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Centella
Flora of Caprivi: Centella
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Centella
Flora of Malawi: Centella
Flora of Mozambique: Centella
Flora of Zambia: Centella

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Centella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1034, retrieved 3 December 2023

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