8156.000 Otomeria Benth.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules fimbriate. Leaves opposite. Flowers in cymose heads, bisexual, mono- or di-morphic, developing in fruit into a long simple spike. Calyx: tube ovoid or elongate-oblong; lobes unequal, 5, 1-3 foliaceous and large. Corolla: tube long and narrow; lobes (in ours) ovate to circular, narrowing near base. Capsule oblong, flattened, ribbed. Seeds, small, reticulate.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Otomeria elatior

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
elatior (A. Rich. ex DC.) Verdc.N,W,C,ENw,N,E,C,LkDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Otomeria
Flora of Malawi: Otomeria
Flora of Mozambique: Otomeria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Otomeria

External websites:

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

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: Otomeria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1367, retrieved 11 December 2023

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