2390.000 Hypertelis E.Mey. ex Fenzl

Description of the genus

Perennial herb (in ours). Stipules persistent, membranous, adnate to the leaf base and sometimes clasping the stem. Leaves linear, entire, succulent. Inflorescences axillary, long-pedunculate, simply umbellate. Perianth segments 5, the outer 2-3 ± succulent, the inner narrower and membranous. Stamens 5 (in ours). Nectariferous disk 0. Ovary superior, of 3 or 5 carpels; 3- or 5-locular, each loculus with numerous ovules; stigmas 3-5. Fruit a capsule. Seeds without an appendage.

Worldwide: 9 species in South Africa, one extending to tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Hypertelis bowkeriana

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

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: Hypertelis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=554, retrieved 9 February 2023

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