8482.000 Sherardia L.

Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Warburg, E.F. (1952) Flora of the British Isles. 1st edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Annual herb, glabrous with 4 rough angles. Upper cauline leaves in whorls of 5-6; margin with forwardly-directed prickles. Flowers subsessile, in small terminal heads with a basal involucre of leaf-like bracts. Calyx of 4-6 distinct teeth; these accrescent in fruit. Corolla 4-5 mm, pale lilac, the tube cylindric, as long as or longer than the lobes. Stamens 4. Style 2-fid. Fruit of 2 obovoid mericarps.

Derivation of name: After William (1659 - 1728), or James, Sherard

Worldwide: 1 species in Europe, Mediterranean region and W Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Sherardia arvensis

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arvensis L.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Sherardia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Sherardia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1424, retrieved 24 February 2018

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