5461.000 Passerina L.

Description of the genus

Ericoid shrubs. Branchlets hairy when young. Leaves opposite and decussate, concave, woolly-hairy within. Inflorescences consisting (in ours) of clusters of flowers terminating short branchlets. Flowers 4-merous, bisexual, yellowish, pinkish or red. Calyx-tube flask-shaped, inflated at base; lobes 4. Petals 0. Stamens 8. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit dry (in ours).

Worldwide: c. 15 species in South Africa, with one (montana) extending to Angola and Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
montana ThodayEDescription, Image
montivaga Bredenkamp & A.E. van WykE

Other sources of information about Passerina:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Passerina

External websites:

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

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: Passerina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=999, retrieved 2 December 2023

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