8339.000 Polysphaeria Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Branches supra-axillary. Stipules triangular-acuminate. Leaves opposite; domatia 0. Inflorescences of dense congested clusters, sessile or distinctly pedunculate. Bracts and bracteoles sometimes chaffy, fused into cupules. Calyx limb-tube truncate or dentate. Corolla: tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped, densely hairy at throat; lobes 4-5, spreading. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus. Fruits ± spherical. Seeds with fingerprint-like testa.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and the Comoros.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Polysphaeria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata var. lanceolata

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lanceolata Hiern subsp. lanceolata var. lanceolata EDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Polysphaeria
Flora of Mozambique: Polysphaeria
Flora of Zambia: Polysphaeria

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polysphaeria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polysphaeria
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Polysphaeria
Wikipedia: Polysphaeria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polysphaeria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polysphaeria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Polysphaeria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1391, retrieved 1 February 2023

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