2455.000 Polycarpaea Lam.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, sometimes ± woody at base. Stipules scarious. Leaves opposite or apparently whorled, linear to oblanceolate or ovate. Inflorescences of loose or compact terminal cymes, often with a single pedicellate flower between the main branches; bracts scarious. Sepals 5, scarious, not keeled, silvery, brownish, purplish or pinkish. Petals shorter than the sepals, 5, entire or emarginate. Stamens 5 (or fewer). Styles united below. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule 3-valved.

Worldwide: 50, mainly Old World species in tropical and warm areas.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Polycarpaea corymbosa

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corymbosa (L.) Lam.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
eriantha Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. eriantha N,W,C
eriantha Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. effusa (Oliv.) TurrillN,W,C,E

Other sources of information about Polycarpaea:

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Flora of Botswana: Polycarpaea
Flora of Caprivi: Polycarpaea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Polycarpaea
Flora of Malawi: Polycarpaea
Flora of Mozambique: Polycarpaea
Flora of Zambia: Polycarpaea

External websites:

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

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: Polycarpaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=572, retrieved 20 May 2024

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