7568.000 Selago L.


Hilliard, O.M. (1999) The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) Kew Publishing

Philcox, D. (1990) Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2)

Description of the genus

Much-branched, heath-like, perennial herbs, shrubs or subshrubs. Leaves usually small, narrow, usually alternate, rarely opposite, often fasciculate. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate in terminal, spherical or elongate, spikes or racemes, solitary or aggregated into panicles or corymbs. Bracts present. Calyx (2-)3-5-lobed. Corolla tubular, 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted in or at base of throat. Ovary 2-locular; style thickened or 2-3-dentate at apex. Capsule ovoid, spherical or cylindric.

Comment: We follow genus and species concepts presented in the revision by Hilliard in The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) (1999), which are considerably different from the taxonomy used by Philcox in Flora Zambesiaca volume 8 part 2 (1990).

Worldwide: 150 spp., mainly South African with some tropical.

Zimbabwe: 12 taxa.

Selago lacunosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anatrichota Hilliard[NrEnd][LR-lc]EDescription, Image
anatrichota × goetzei EDescription
angolensis RolfeW?
cecilae (Rolfe) EylesW
goetzei Rolfe subsp. ambigua Hilliard[NrEnd][DD]EDescription, Image
lacunosa KlotzschN,W,SDescription, Image
serpentina Hilliard[End][VU]C,SDescription
swynnertonii (S. Moore) Hilliard var. swynnertonii [NrEnd][LR-lc]EDescription
swynnertonii (S. Moore) Hilliard var. leiophylla (Brenan) Hilliard[End][DD]C,EDescription, Image
thyrsoidea Baker var. austrorhodesica Brenan[End][DD]EDescription
welwitschii Rolfe var. welwitschii C,S
welwitschii Rolfe var. holubii (Rolfe) BrenanW

Other sources of information about Selago:

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Flora of Botswana: Selago
Flora of Caprivi: Selago
Flora of Malawi: Selago
Flora of Mozambique: Selago
Flora of Zambia: Selago

External websites:

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

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: Selago.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1284, retrieved 19 April 2024

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