6995.000 Hewittia Wight & Arn.

Description of the genus

Twining or prostrate perennial herb. Flowers in 1-several-flowered bracteate cymes, borne on axillary peduncles. Bracteoles distant from the calyx. Sepals 5; outer 3 larger, accrescent in fruit; inner 2 smaller. Corolla usually yellow (rarely white), usually with a dark centre. Style 1; stigmas 2, ovate-oblong. Capsule with 2-4 seeds.

Worldwide: 1 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
malabarica (L.) SureshN,CLp,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hewittia:

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Flora of Malawi: Hewittia
Flora of Mozambique: Hewittia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hewittia

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hewittia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1181, retrieved 4 October 2022

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