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.

Physotrichia heracleoides

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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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Physotrichia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Physotrichia
JSTOR Plant Science: Physotrichia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Physotrichia
Plants of the World Online: Physotrichia
Tropicos: Physotrichia
Wikipedia: Physotrichia

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: Physotrichia., retrieved 20 April 2024

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