7522.010 Melanospermum Hilliard

Hilliard, O.M. (1994) The Manuleae. A tribe of the Scrophulariaceae Edinburgh University Press

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Small annual or perennial herbs; stems leafy, hairy. Leaves opposite, occasionally alternate below inflorescence. Flowers usually with short stems, axillary, in racemes or heads, always erect. Bracts sometimes leaf-like. Calyx with two lobes, tube shorter than anterior lip which is deeply divided. Corolla with 2 lobes with a yellow orange patch on posterior lobes. Fruit a capsule. Seeds black on a round depressed cushion with irregular margins.

Worldwide: 6 species in southern Africa, not in Lesotho or the Cape, also in western Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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foliosum (Benth.) HilliardWDescription, Image

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Melanospermum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melanospermum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melanospermum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Melanospermum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1270, retrieved 9 August 2020

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