5486.000 Nesaea Comm. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs. Stems usually 4-angled. Leaves opposite, decussate, rarely in whorls of 3 or alternate, entire. Inflorescence of lax or dense axillary cymes, sometimes capitate and enveloped by large bracteoles or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, 4-8-merous, with bracteoles which are very variable in size. Calyx tube 8-16-ribbed; appendages 0 or present. Petals 0-8. Stamens 4-23. Ovary 2-5-locular. Capsule opening by an apical operculum, the lower part subsepticidal or dehiscing irregularly.

Worldwide: 56 species from tropical and South Africa; also southern India, Sri Lanka, Australia and South America

Zambia: 16 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cordata HiernN,S,W
crassicaulis (Guill. & Perr.) KoehneCb,N,S,WImage
dinteri Koehne subsp. elata A. Fern.N,C
erecta Guill. & Perr.SImage
fruticosa A. Fern. & Diniz N,E
heptamera HiernN,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. ondongana Lk,S,W
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. beiriana A. Fern.S
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. evansiana (A. Fern. & Diniz) A. Fern.S,W
purpurascens A. Fern. [DD]E
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. radicans N,Lk
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. floribunda (Sond.) A. Fern.Nw,Cb,N,E,C,S,W
rautanenii Koehne W
rigidula (Sond.) KoehneS,WDescription, Image
robinsoniana A. Fern. [DD]N
schinzii KoehneLk,W

Other sources of information about Nesaea:

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Flora of Botswana: Nesaea
Flora of Caprivi: Nesaea
Flora of Mozambique: Nesaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nesaea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Nesaea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1005, retrieved 26 February 2024

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