7597.000 Melasma P.J. Bergius

Description of the genus

Coarse erect rough perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, sessile or subsessile. Flowers solitary in axils of terminal leaves or bracts. Calyx 5-lobed, becoming inflated in fruit. Corolla 5-lobed; lobes widely spreading. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2-thecal. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and South Africa and America

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
calycinum (Hiern) Hemsl.C
scabrum P.J. BergiusC,E

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Melasma
Flora of Malawi: Melasma
Flora of Zambia: Melasma

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

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: Melasma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1288, retrieved 29 May 2024

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