Hydrolea L.

Verdcourt, B. (1990) Hydrophyllaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Herbs or subshrubs, sometimes spiny, glabrous or glandular-pubescent. Leaves alternate, entire. Flowers in peduncled bracteate cymes, forming panicles or in false racemes or axillary clusters. Calyx lobes 5, imbricate at the base, open above; corolla often blue, rotate-campanulate, 5-lobed. Ovary 2(3)-locular with fleshy placentas adnate to the septa. Fruit a capsule globose, ellipsoid or ovoid, thin. Seeds numerous, minute.

Worldwide: 20 species, seven of which occur in tropical and subtropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Hydrolea:

External websites:

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

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: Hydrolea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1964, retrieved 28 September 2023

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