6449.000 Mostuea Didr.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs, occasionally lianes. Leaves opposite. Stipules membranous. Inflorescence a short terminal or axillary cyme. Corolla (in ours) white, lilac or pink, usually yellow at the base, 5-lobed. Fruit a 2-lobed flattened capsule. Seeds pale brown, appressed-hairy.

Derivation of name: named for Jens Laurentius Moestue Vahl (27 November 1796 – 12 November 1854) who was a Danish botanist and pharmacist.

Worldwide: 8 species, 1 in South America, the rest in tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Mostuea brunonis var. brunonis

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brunonis Didr. var. brunonis EDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Mostuea
Flora of Malawi: Mostuea
Flora of Mozambique: Mostuea
Flora of Zambia: Mostuea

External websites:

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

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: Mostuea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1087, retrieved 6 December 2023

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