5357.000 Piriqueta Aubl.

Description of the genus

Perennial herb or subshrub. Stipules caducous or 0. Leaves alternate, with impressed submarginal glands towards the base. Flowers axillary, solitary, usually heterostylous. Pedicel articulated at the apex of a peduncle bearing 2-4 bracteoles. Sepals connate near the base. Petals inserted at the throat of the calyx-tube; corona of 10 scales at the base of the petals. Ovules many-ovulate. Capsule spherical to elliptic, 3-valved. Seeds slightly curved; aril whitish.

Worldwide: 21 species in tropical Africa and America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Piriqueta capensis

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capensis (Harv.) Urb.SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Piriqueta

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

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: Piriqueta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=986, retrieved 17 August 2022

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