7477.000 Diclis Benth.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs (in ours), creeping, prostrate or decumbent. Leaves opposite or the upper alternate. Flowers solitary, axillary, pedicellate. Bracts 0. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped; tube short, produced at front into a spur; posterior lip 2-lobed, anterior lip 3-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous; anther-thecae confluent. Capsule subspherical, loculicidal.

Worldwide: c. 9 species from tropical E and southern Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Diclis ovata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ovata Benth.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
petiolaris Benth.W,SDescription
tenella Hemsl.C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Diclis:

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Flora of Botswana: Diclis
Flora of Malawi: Diclis
Flora of Mozambique: Diclis
Flora of Zambia: Diclis

External websites:

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

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: Diclis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1261, retrieved 13 April 2024

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