7476.000 Nemesia Vent.

Description of the genus

Annual or biennial herbs. Leaves opposite. Flowers in terminal racemes at ends of the branches or solitary and axillary, bracteate, pedicellate; bracteoles 0. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped, tube produced into a spur, posterior lip 4-lobed, anterior lip entire or emarginate with palate at base. Stamens 4, didynamous. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule laterally flattened. Seeds with entire or interrupted membranous wing.

Worldwide: c. 60 species mostly from southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Nemesia zimbabwensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fruticans (Thunb.) Benth.W,C,E,S
zimbabwensis Rendle[NrEnd]E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Nemesia
Flora of Mozambique: Nemesia

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

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: Nemesia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1260, retrieved 18 May 2024

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