2379.000 Psammotropha Eckl. & Zeyh.


Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Stipules present, scarious. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, linear to narrowly lanceolate, densely crowded at the base of the plant. Inflorescences of umbel-like terminal or axillary cymes. Flowers bisexual. Perianth segments 5, herbaceous, free. Stamens 5. Ovary of (3-)5 united carpels, 5-locular; ovule 1 per loculus. Fruit a (3-)5-lobed capsule.

Comment: There is some ambiguity about the spelling of this genus with both Psammatropha and Psammotropha in use by reputable sources. For this site we have adopted Psammotropha which is the spelling used in Flora Zambesiaca, the African Plants Database and The Plantlist.

Worldwide: 11 species in eastern South Africa, with two species extending into tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Psammotropha:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Psammotropha
Flora of Zambia: Psammotropha

External websites:

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

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: Psammotropha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=550, retrieved 22 May 2024

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