5659.000 Dissotis Benth.


Description of the genus

Small trees, shrubs or annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite or whorled. Flowers 4-5(-6)-merous. Sepals persistent or caducous; intersepalar segments present, rarely 0. Petals obovate, rose, mauve, purple or violet, rarely white or orange. Stamens 8-10(-12). Ovary 4-5-locular. Capsule 4-5-valved. Seeds minutely cochleate, very numerous.

Zambia: 24 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Pseudargynnis hegemone (False Fritillary)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
anchietae A. Fern. & R. Fern. NN
brazzae Cogn. N,WNw,Lp
caloneura Gilg ex Engl. var. caloneura NN
caloneura Gilg ex Engl. var. pilosa A.Fern. & R.Fern. [DD]W,CCb,C
congolensis (Cogn. ex Büttner) Jacq.-Fél.WNw
cryptantha Baker f. NN
denticulata A. Fern. & R. Fern. [NrEnd]N,CLp,N,CDescription
falcipila Gilg B,N,WNw,Lp,N
gilgiana De Wild. WNw
glandulosa A. Fern. & R. Fern. [DD]WNw
hensii Cogn. WNwDescription, Image
littorale Benth.NDescription
macrocarpa GilgNDescription
melleri Hook. f. var. greenwayi (A.Fern. & R.Fern.) A.Fern. & R.Fern. EMc
melleri Hook. f. var. melleri N,SMcDescription, Image
pachytricha Gilg ex R.E. Fr. NN
peregrina A. Fern. & R. Fern. [NrEnd]NLpDescription
princeps (Kunth) Triana var. princeps N,C,EN,E,CDescription, Image
princeps (Kunth) Triana var. candolleana (Cogn.) A. & R. Fern.W,C,ENw,Mc,Lk,WDescription, Image
romiana De Wild. [NrEnd?]N,WNw,NDescription
simonis-jamesii Buscal. & Muschl.[NrEnd][LR-lc]NNDescription
speciosa Taub. N,EN,Mc
trothae Gilg NN
welwitschii Cogn. NNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dissotis:

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Flora of Botswana: Dissotis
Flora of Malawi: Dissotis
Flora of Mozambique: Dissotis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dissotis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Dissotis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1018, retrieved 3 December 2021

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