8351.020 Pygmaeothamnus Robyns

Description of the genus

Suffrutices with stems arising from a woody rhizome. Stipules triangular, usually caudate. Leaves opposite or (in ours) mostly in whorls of 3-4. Flowers axillary, in cymes or fascicles, sometimes borne at lower leafless nodes. Calyx limb-tube ± obsolete; lobes 5, erect. Corolla: tube cylindric; lobes valvate, reflexed about equal in length to the tube. Ovary 2-locular; with 1 pendulous ovule 1 per loculus. Pollen presenter deeply 2-lobed. Fruit spherical or pyriform containing 2 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
zeyheri (Sond.) Robyns var. zeyheri B,W,C,SNw,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
zeyheri (Sond.) Robyns var. rogersii Robyns B,N,W,E,SCb,N,Mc,S,W

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pygmaeothamnus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1395, retrieved 7 July 2022

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