Renealmia L.f.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leafy stems in clumps from short rhizomes. Leaves distichous, with long sheathing bases forming a pseudostem, narrowly ovate to obovate, attenuate at the base into a pseudopetiole; ligule very short and stiff; sheaths sulcate, sometimes pitted or reticulate. Inflorescences paniculate, separate from the leafy shoots. Inflorescence-axis bearing oblong to ovate bracts, subtending small cincinni of 1-8 or more flowers, each subtended by a tubular bracteole. Calyx tubular, 3-fid at the apex, persistent in fruit. Corolla 3-lobed, adnate below to the androecial tube. Fruit a fleshy capsule which may be tardily dehiscent. Seeds shiny, striate, angular, surrounded by a fimbriate aril.

Worldwide: About 55 species mainly in South America.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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engleri K.Schum. NLp

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Renealmia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Renealmia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Renealmia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Renealmia
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iNaturalist: Renealmia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Renealmia
JSTOR Plant Science: Renealmia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Renealmia
Plants of the World Online: Renealmia
Tropicos: Renealmia
Wikipedia: Renealmia

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: Renealmia., retrieved 2 December 2023

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