6485.000 Faroa Welw.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stems 4-angled to -winged. Flowers 4-merous, borne in axillary few-many-flowered fascicles. Calyx campanulate with 4 erect lobes. Corolla: tube with 4 semilunate fimbriate-papillose scales subtending the filaments; lobes 4, without nectaries. Stamens ± equal, all fertile. Ovary 1-locular; ovules numerous. Fruit a 2-valved obovoid capsule.

Worldwide: 17 species throughout tropical Africa.

Zambia: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acaulis R.E. Fr. N,W,CCb,N,C
affinis De Wild. N,W,ECb,Lp,E
alata P. Taylor [DD]NN
amara Gilg ex BakerN,WCb,N,CDescription, Image
axillaris BakerN,WCb,N
corniculata P. Taylor [VU]NW
duvigneaudii Lambinon W,SNw
fanshawei P. Taylor WCb
hutchinsonii P. Taylor CC
minutiflora P. Taylor [DD]NN
pusilla Baker B,W,CCb,C,W
salutaris Welw.B,N,W,CNw,Lp,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Faroa:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Faroa
Flora of Mozambique: Faroa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Faroa

External websites:

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

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: Faroa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1096, retrieved 25 September 2023

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