7909.000 Nelsonia R. Br.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Prostrate herb, rooting at the nodes, softly villous. Inflorescence a terminal spike, with closely overlapping bracts. Calyx zygomorphic; lobes 4, free almost to base; adaxial and abaxial lobes large, the adaxial often 2-fid; lateral lobes small. Corolla 2-lipped; lobes 5. Fertile stamens 2; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary with 8-10 ovules per loculus. Capsule oblong, slightly beaked. Seeds not borne on retinacula, with hygroscopic glochidiate hairs all over surface.

Worldwide: 1 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Nelsonia canescens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
canescens (Lam.) Spreng.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
gracilis Vollesen B,N,W,CCb,N,C,W
smithii Oerst. NLp

Other sources of information about Nelsonia:

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Flora of Botswana: Nelsonia
Flora of Caprivi: Nelsonia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Nelsonia
Flora of Malawi: Nelsonia
Flora of Mozambique: Nelsonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nelsonia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nelsonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nelsonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nelsonia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nelsonia
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iNaturalist: Nelsonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nelsonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Nelsonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nelsonia
Plants of the World Online: Nelsonia
Tropicos: Nelsonia
Wikipedia: Nelsonia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Nelsonia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1322, retrieved 1 March 2024

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