8339.000 Polysphaeria Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Branches supra-axillary. Stipules triangular-acuminate. Leaves opposite; domatia 0. Inflorescences of dense congested clusters, sessile or distinctly pedunculate. Bracts and bracteoles sometimes chaffy, fused into cupules. Calyx limb-tube truncate or dentate. Corolla: tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped, densely hairy at throat; lobes 4-5, spreading. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus. Fruits ± spherical. Seeds with fingerprint-like testa.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and the Comoros.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Polysphaeria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata var. lanceolata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
dischistocalyx BrenanN,EN,McImage
pedunculata K.Schum. N,WLp

Other sources of information about Polysphaeria:

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

External websites:

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

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: Polysphaeria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1391, retrieved 26 June 2024

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