7153.000 Priva Adans.

Description of the genus

Erect or ascending subscabrid perennial herbs. Leaves opposite or subopposite, simple. Inflorescence spike-like. Bracts small. Calyx tubular, 5-ribbed, with 4-5 mostly short teeth, persistent, enlarging and covering the fruit, usually contracted and ± beaked at the mouth. Corolla limb ± 2-lipped, with 5 unequal lobes. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous. Ovary 4-locular. Fruit eventually splitting into 2 subspherical cocci.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical and warm zones

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Priva flabelliformis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana MoldenkeW,S
flabelliformis (Moldenke) R. Fern.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Priva:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Priva
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Priva
Flora of Mozambique: Priva

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Priva.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1207, retrieved 18 April 2024

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