7928.000 Mellera S. Moore

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or soft shrubs. Leaves dentate. Inflorescences axillary or terminal spike-like cymes. Bracteoles 2, linear, as long as calyx. Calyx divided almost to base into 5 linear lobes. Corolla distinctly 2-lipped. Fertile stamens 4, exserted. Style 1, filiform. Capsule with 3 or more seeds per loculus, the seeds borne on retinacula.

Worldwide: 4-5 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Mellera lobulata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
lobulata S. MooreEDescription, Image
nyassana S. Moore[DD]N,CDescription, Image
submutica C.B. Clarke[DD]EDescription

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Mellera
Flora of Malawi: Mellera
Flora of Mozambique: Mellera
Flora of Zambia: Mellera

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

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: Mellera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1327, retrieved 24 June 2024

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