4886.000 Phylica L.

Description of the genus

Unarmed shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate; margin usually revolute Inflorescence a thyrse or capitulum. Sepals 5. Petals (0) 5, cucullate, unguiculate. Stamens 5. Ovary inferior, 3-locular. Fruit a capsule, usually crowned by the persistent calyx.

Worldwide: 150 species (mostly Cape: 140 endemics) in southern Africa, Madagascar and Tristan da Cunha

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ericoides L.EDescription
paniculata Willd.EDescription

Other sources of information about Phylica:

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Flora of Malawi: Phylica
Flora of Mozambique: Phylica

External websites:

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

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: Phylica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=922, retrieved 26 February 2024

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