7568.000 Selago L.


Description of the genus

Much-branched, heath-like, perennial herbs, shrubs or subshrubs. Leaves usually small, narrow, usually alternate, rarely opposite, often fasciculate. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate in terminal, spherical or elongate, spikes or racemes, solitary or aggregated into panicles or corymbs. Bracts present. Calyx (2-)3-5-lobed. Corolla tubular, 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted in or at base of throat. Ovary 2-locular; style thickened or 2-3-dentate at apex. Capsule ovoid, spherical or cylindric.

Worldwide: 150 spp., mainly South African with a few tropical.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis RolfeW
swynnertonii (S. Moore) Hilliard var. swynnertonii CDescription
thomsonii Rolfe var. thomsonii EMc
thyrsoidea Baker var. thyrsoidea [NrEnd][DD]McDescription

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Flora of Botswana: Selago
Flora of Caprivi: Selago
Flora of Malawi: Selago
Flora of Mozambique: Selago
Flora of Zimbabwe: Selago

External websites:

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

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: Selago.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1284, retrieved 16 July 2019

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