8471.000 Diodia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs; stems 4-angled. Stipules fimbriate. Leaves opposite. Flowers borne in small axillary clusters. Calyx 2-4(-6)-lobed. Corolla tube funnel-shaped; lobes 4 (-6). Stamens 4, exserted. Ovary 2(-4)-locular. Fruit of 2 (-4) indehiscent cocci.
Very similar to Spermacoce.

Worldwide: 30 - 50 species, mostly in the New World.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
flavescens Hiern Nw,N,C,W
sarmentosa Sw.N,W,CNw,Cb,N,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Diodia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Diodia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Diodia

External websites:

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

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: Diodia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1591, retrieved 7 October 2022

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