Batopedina Verdc.

Description of the genus

Subshrubs with many branches from a thick woody rootstock, often tufted. Leaves opposite but sometimes appearing verticillate, linear to ovate; stipules with 3–5 short lobes from a short base. Flowers heterostylous, solitary or paired, axillary or at apices of branchlets; calyx tube ovoid; lobes unequal, one foliaceous and rest minute or of varying sizes. Corolla tube filiform, enlarged at apex; throat hairy inside; lobes 5, ovate. Stamens 5, included or exserted. Ovary 2-locular with many ovules. Style included or exserted; stigma lobes filiform. Capsule ovoid, splitting into 2 cocci with numerous seeds. Testa finely striate.

Worldwide: Species 3 in West Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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linearifolia (Brem.) Verdc. [EN]Cb,N,CDescription

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

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: Batopedina., retrieved 28 September 2022

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