3557.000 Pomaria Cav.

HOFFMANNSEGGIA sensu auct. afr. non Cav.

Description of the genus

Unarmed herbs or low shrubs. Stipules fringed, serrate or laciniate. Leaves 2-pinnate, imparipinnate; leaflets opposite. Inflorescences of terminal or leaf-opposed racemes. Flowers bisexual, pink to red. Calyx lobes 5, unequal, the lower larger, ± boat-shaped, enclosing the flower.Petals 5, unequal; upper ± funnel-shaped, others in lateral pairs. Stamens 10. Pods flat, longitudinally dehiscent, often glandular.

Worldwide: 16 species, 9 in N America, 4 in S America and 3 in southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burchellii (DC.) B.B. Simpson & G.P. Lewis subsp. burchellii WDescription, Image
burchellii B.B. Simpson & G.P. Lewis subsp. rubro-violacea (Baker f.) BrummittW

Other sources of information about Pomaria:

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Flora of Botswana: Pomaria

External websites:

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

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: Pomaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=700, retrieved 24 April 2024

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