1979.000 Obetia Gaudich.

Description of the genus

Dioecious shrubs or trees, deciduous, with numerous stinging hairs (in ours). Stipules lateral, free. Leaves alternate, petiolate, usually clustered in terminal rosettes. Cystoliths dot-like or elongated. Inflorescences appearing before the new leaves. Flowers pedicellate, clustered in branched, bracteate panicles. Male flowers actinomorhpic, 5-merous. Female flowers zygomorphic, 4-merous. Achene flattened, enclosed in a persistent perianth.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Obetia tenax

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
tenax (N.E. Br.) FriisN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Obetia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Obetia
Flora of Mozambique: Obetia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Obetia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Obetia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Obetia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Obetia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Obetia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Obetia
JSTOR Plant Science: Obetia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Obetia
Plants of the World Online: Obetia
Tropicos: Obetia
Wikipedia: Obetia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Obetia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=475, retrieved 26 February 2024

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