7597.000 Melasma P.J. Bergius

Description of the genus

Coarse erect rough perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, sessile or subsessile. Flowers solitary in axils of terminal leaves or bracts. Calyx 5-lobed, becoming inflated in fruit. Corolla 5-lobed; lobes widely spreading. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2-thecal. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and South Africa and America

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
calycinum (Hiern) Hemsl.N

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Flora of Malawi: Melasma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Melasma

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

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: Melasma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1288, retrieved 20 September 2019

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