Physotrichia Hiern

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978) Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves mostly basal with nearly bare stems. Flowers in terminal and lateral compound umbels. Sepals well developed, sometimes persisting on the mature fruit; petals obovate, apex incurved. Fruit elliptic to ovoid, slightly dorsiventrally compressed, covered with vesicular hairs especially on the ribs. Stylopodium conical, styles short and ± divergent. Ribs obtuse; vittae well developed, 1 in each interval and 2 in the commissural face. Carpophore divided to the base; seed concave on the commissural face.

Worldwide: Species 5, from Angola to Malawi.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
atropurpurea (C. Norman) Cannon N,WNw,Lp
heracleoides H.Wolff N,EMcDescription, Image
muriculata (Hiern) S.Droop & C.C.Towns.N,WNw,N

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

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: Physotrichia., retrieved 21 March 2023

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