7477.000 Diclis Benth.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs (in ours), creeping, prostrate or decumbent. Leaves opposite or the upper alternate. Flowers solitary, axillary, pedicellate. Bracts 0. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped; tube short, produced at front into a spur; posterior lip 2-lobed, anterior lip 3-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous; anther-thecae confluent. Capsule subspherical, loculicidal.

Worldwide: c. 9 species from tropical E and southern Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Diclis ovata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
ovata Benth.B,N,W,C,SLk,WDescription, Image
petiolaris Benth.SSDescription

Other sources of information about Diclis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Diclis
Flora of Malawi: Diclis
Flora of Mozambique: Diclis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Diclis

External websites:

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

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: Diclis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1261, retrieved 26 May 2019

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