3201.000 Vahlia Thunb.

Bridson, D.M. (1978) Vahliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Annual herbs or suffrutices, branched and erect, hairy. Leaves sessile to subsessile, ovate to linear, midrib apparent but lateral veins obscure. Inflorescences erect, sessile to subsessile or pedunculate. Calyx-tube campanulate to subglobose, often distinctly 5-veined; petals shorter than or just exceeding the calyx-lobes, lanceolate to orbicular; margin entire to crenate. Fruit a capsule.

Derivation of name: for Martin Hendrichsen Vahl (1749-1804), Danish-Norwegian botanist and traveller.

Worldwide: 5 species in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (L.f.) Thunb. subsp. vulgaris Bridson var. vulgaris N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
capensis (L.f.) Thunb. subsp. vulgaris Bridson var. linearis E.Mey. ex BridsonW
dichotoma (Murray) KuntzeNDescription, Image
digyna (Retz.) KuntzeNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Vahlia:

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Flora of Botswana: Vahlia
Flora of Caprivi: Vahlia
Flora of Malawi: Vahlia
Flora of Mozambique: Vahlia
Flora of Zambia: Vahlia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vahlia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vahlia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vahlia
Wikipedia: Vahlia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vahlia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vahlia

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: Vahlia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=646, retrieved 28 March 2023

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