6116.020 Lefebvrea A.Rich.

Description of the genus

Biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves 2-ternate or 2-pinnate (often irregularly so). Umbels compound. Bracts 0-few, bracteoles few to several. Calyx teeth minute or 0; petals yellow to greenish-white. Fruit broadly elliptic to pear-shaped, very strongly flattened dorsiventrally, with a broad commissure. Lateral wings well-developed and surrounding the well-developed conic stylopodium at the apex.

Some doubt exists as to how many species of Lefebvrea occur in Zimbabwe and Mozambique and what their names are.

Derivation of name: after Theophile Lefebvre (1811-1860) French naval officer and traveller.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical and SW Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica A. Rich.Nw,N,Mc,C,Lk
grantii (Oliv.) DroopNw,N,C,Lk,S,W

Other sources of information about Lefebvrea:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lefebvrea
Flora of Malawi: Lefebvrea
Flora of Mozambique: Lefebvrea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lefebvrea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lefebvrea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1052, retrieved 26 September 2023

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