8464.000 Richardia L.

Description of the genus

Prostrate to ascending perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, ± elliptic. Stipular sheath bearing several fimbriae. Flowers bisexual in dense heads surrounded by an involucre of 4 leaves. Calyx lobes persistent. Corolla funnel-shaped, lobes 3-6. Ovary 3-4-locular. Capsule composed of 3-4 cocci, crowned by the persistent calyx, eventually splitting into separate cocci.

Derivation of name: after Richard Richardson (1663-1741), English botanist and physician.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical America; naturalised elsewhere.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Richardia scabra

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brasiliensis GomesC,E,SDescription, Image
scabra L.N,W,C,EDescription, Image

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Richardia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1422, retrieved 9 December 2021

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