2389.000 Pharnaceum L.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Leaves linear, crowded at the base or whorled. Stipules persistent, membranous. Inflorescences cymose, long-pedunculate, with whorled bracts at each node. Perianth segments 5, free, greenish. Stamens 5. Ovary superior, 3-locular, surrounded by a 5-lobed, nectariferous disk; each loculus with numerous ovules; stigmas 3. Fruit a membranous 3-locular capsule. Seeds without an appendage.

Worldwide: 20 species in southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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brevicaule (DC.) Bartl.W,C

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pharnaceum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pharnaceum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pharnaceum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pharnaceum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pharnaceum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pharnaceum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=553, retrieved 26 April 2019

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