7497.000 Freylinia Colla

Description of the genus

Shrub or, rarely, a small tree. Leaves opposite or whorled, sessile or almost so; margin with a few teeth in upper half. Inflorescence of terminal and axillary cymes. Calyx 5-partite. Corolla 5-lobed; tube c. 10 mm, cylindric or funnel-shaped; lobes flat. Stamens 4, didynamous. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a capsule. Seeds discoid with margin winged.

Derivation of name: for Lorenzo de Freilino (1754-1820), Italian naturalist and botanist.

Worldwide: 5 species occurring in tropical and South African montane habitats.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Freylinia tropica

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tropica S. MooreEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Freylinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Freylinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Freylinia

External websites:

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

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: Freylinia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1265, retrieved 28 February 2024

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