6781.000 Margaretta Oliv.

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Herbaceous perennial. Rootstock tuberous. Leaves opposite, subsessile. Inflorescence of terminal and lateral umbels. Corolla deeply 5-lobed. Corona 5-lobed, petal-like, more conspicuous than the corolla, with 2-3 lobes in the claw. Follicles in pairs, fusiform, beaked, pubescent.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa with 8 subspecies.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
rosea Oliv. subsp. cornetii (Dewèvre) GoyderN,W,C,SDescription
rosea Oliv. subsp. orbicularis (N.E. Br) GoyderW,CDescription

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Margaretta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Margaretta

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: Margaretta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1134, retrieved 7 February 2023

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