5047.000 Melhania Forssk.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrubs, usually densely stellate-tomentose. Stipules linear, Leaves crenate-serrate or entire. Flowers yellow. Sepals 5, free almost to base. Bracts of the epicalyx 3, persistent. Stamens 5, alternating with 5 conspicuous staminodes. Ovary sessile, 5-locular. Stigmas 5, linear. Fruit a loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 60 species in the tropical Old World

Zimbabwe: 9 taxa.

Melhania randii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acuminata Mast. var. acuminata N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
acuminata Mast. var. agnosta (K. Schum.) WildN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
acuminata Mast.[Agg]N,W,C,E,S
acuminata × forbesii N,W,C
burchellii DC.WDescription
forbesii Planch. ex Mast.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
prostrata DC.WDescription, Image
randii Baker f.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
rehmannii Szyszyl.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Melhania:

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Flora of Botswana: Melhania
Flora of Caprivi: Melhania
Flora of Mozambique: Melhania
Flora of Zambia: Melhania

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Melhania.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=949, retrieved 2 December 2022

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