8435.000 Galopina Thunb.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, arising from a woody rhizome. Leaves decussate. Stipule composed of a sheath bearing 3-5 setae. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Flowers bisexual, male or female, 4(-5)-merous. Calyx vestigial. Corolla (in bisexual and male flowers) with a short, broadly funnel-shaped tube and recurved lobes; corolla much smaller in female flowers. Ovary of 2 carpels; style 0; stigmas 2, long-exserted. Fruit dehiscent, not supported by a carpophore; mericarps tuberculate.
Related to Anthospermum and differing in the terminal inflorescence and the absence of a carpophore.

Worldwide: 4 species in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Galopina circaeoides

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circaeoides Thunb.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Galopina:

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Flora of Malawi: Galopina
Flora of Mozambique: Galopina

External websites:

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

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: Galopina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1419, retrieved 27 March 2023

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