6116.020 Lefebvrea A.Rich.

Description of the genus

Biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves 2-ternate or 2-pinnate (often irregularly so). Umbels compound. Bracts 0-few, bracteoles few to several. Calyx teeth minute or 0; petals yellow to greenish-white. Fruit broadly elliptic to pear-shaped, very strongly flattened dorsiventrally, with a broad commissure. Lateral wings well-developed and surrounding the well-developed conic stylopodium at the apex.

Some doubt exists as to how many species of Lefebvrea occur in Zimbabwe and Mozambique and what their names are.

Derivation of name: after Theophile Lefebvre (1811-1860) French naval officer and traveller.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical and SW Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica A. Rich.N,C,E,S
grantii (Oliv.) DroopN,C,E

Other sources of information about Lefebvrea:

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Flora of Malawi: Lefebvrea
Flora of Mozambique: Lefebvrea
Flora of Zambia: Lefebvrea

External websites:

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

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: Lefebvrea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1052, retrieved 27 January 2023

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