5894.000 Centella L.

Description of the genus

Perennial, creeping (in ours) herbs. Leaves in groups of (1-)2-many, never peltate. Umbels simple and axillary with 1-many rays. Flowers bisexual or male, together or in separate umbels. Petals greenish-white, sometimes tinged with red. Involucre of 2 persistent bracts. Fruit laterally flattened, ± constricted at the commissure; primary ribs usually well-developed, sometimes with well-developed secondary ridges as well.

Worldwide: 40 species from warm areas, mostly South Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
asiatica (L.) Urb.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Centella:

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Flora of Botswana: Centella
Flora of Caprivi: Centella
Flora of Malawi: Centella
Flora of Mozambique: Centella
Flora of Zimbabwe: Centella

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Centella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1034, retrieved 16 October 2019

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