2074.055 Globimetula Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Small hemiparasitic shrubs with single haustorial attachment. Leaves opposite, subopposite or ternate, hairless, sometimes papillose. Flowers in umbels, 5-merous. Corolla mainly red, splitting unilaterally; the apical swelling of the flower bud indicating maturity by changing to a darker colour; lobes coiled outwards at anthesis. Anthers fitting under the top-shaped to peltate stigma. Fruit a red to yellow berry. Seeds brightly coloured.

Worldwide: 13 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Globimetula mweroensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mweroensis (Baker) DanserN,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Globimetula:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Globimetula
Flora of Mozambique: Globimetula
Flora of Zambia: Globimetula

External websites:

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

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: Globimetula.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=491, retrieved 6 December 2023

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