Vausagesia Baill.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963) Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Perennial herb, rhizomatous, completely glabrous. Leaves petiolate to sessile; lamina with margin serrate, revolute; stipules with long-glandular-fimbriate margins or almost completely dissected into glandular-filamentous lobes, longitudinally striate, free, persistent. Inflorescence of few-flowered monochasial cymes in the axils of reduced bract-like vegetative leaves; pedicels articulated at the base or not articulated. Sepals 5, green with pale margin, persistent, not enlarging or changing colour in fruit. Petals 5, pink, not unguiculate, deciduous. Fruit a capsule with 3 septicidal valves. Seeds small, with punctate testa and abundant endosperm.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africana Baill. B,N,WNw,N,W

Other sources of information about Vausagesia:

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

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: Vausagesia., retrieved 3 December 2022

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