7346.000 Alvesia Welw.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Perennial pubescent herbs or sub-shrubs with a woody base, stem and branches faintly 4-angled towards the apex. Leaves sessile or petiolate, oblong-lanceolate to broadly ovate. Inflorescences dense terminal racemes with pedicellate flowers in 3-6 flowered verticils; bracts ovate, persistent. Calyx densely pubescent, 2 lipped, 3 lobed. Corolla bilabiate, outside densely pubescent; tube short, widening abruptly into an oblique dilated throat; upper lip much shorter than lower; lower lip large, oblong. Disc entire or shortly lobed. Fruit composed of nutlets.

Worldwide: 3 species in southern and tropical Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cylindricalyx (Mathew) Mathew [DD]Nw
rosmarinifolia Welw. Nw,Cb,C,S

Other sources of information about Alvesia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Alvesia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1968, retrieved 11 December 2019

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