8471.000 Diodia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs; stems 4-angled. Stipules fimbriate. Leaves opposite. Flowers borne in small axillary clusters. Calyx 2-4(-6)-lobed. Corolla tube funnel-shaped; lobes 4 (-6). Stamens 4, exserted. Ovary 2(-4)-locular. Fruit of 2 (-4) indehiscent cocci.
Very similar to Spermacoce.

Worldwide: 30 - 50 species, mostly in the New World.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Diodia sarmentosa

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sarmentosa Sw.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Diodia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Diodia
Flora of Zambia: Diodia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Diodia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1591, retrieved 10 December 2022

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