5059.000 Waltheria L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs. Leaves simple, 3-5-veined from the base. Flowers small, in dense clusters, these sometimes merging to form spikes or corymbs. Flowers bisexual. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5, yellow. Staminodes 0 or inconspicuous. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule 1-seeded.

Derivation of name: for Augustin Friedrich Walther (1688-1746), German anatomist, botanist and physician.

Worldwide: 30-50 species, mostly tropical America.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Waltheria indica

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Other sources of information about Waltheria:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Waltheria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=953, retrieved 27 March 2023

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