7908.000 Elytraria Michx.

Description of the genus

Short, acaulescent herb (in ours) with leaves in a basal rosette. Inflorescence a terminal narrow spike borne on a peduncle which bears alternate, ovate bracts from base to apex; bracts with membranous margin, fringed with woolly hairs. Calyx slightly zygomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped. Fertile stamens 2 with 2-thecous anthers. Style branches 2. Capsule slightly beaked; seeds not borne on retinacula.

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical and warm regions

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acaulis (L.f.) LindauN,C,SC,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Elytraria:

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Flora of Botswana: Elytraria
Flora of Malawi: Elytraria
Flora of Mozambique: Elytraria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elytraria

External websites:

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

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: Elytraria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1321, retrieved 24 March 2023

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