Neurotheca Salisb. ex Benth.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990) Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stems erect, slender, simple or branched at the apex. Basal leaves elliptic; stem leaves from elliptic-ovate (lower) to linear or linear-lanceolate (upper). Flowers 4-merous, axillary, in long or short racemes or crowded in terminal corymb-like clusters, rarely solitary. Calyx leathery, tubular, 8–12 ribbed; lobes 3-nerved. Corolla tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped, with 4-ovate lobes. Stamens 4; filaments inserted below the middle of the corolla tube, filiform, slightly unequal; anthers oblong-ellipsoid, not twisted. Ovary oblong-ovoid, unilocular; ovules numerous; style filiform; stigma bilobed. Capsule membranous, oblong-obovoid, bivalved.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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congolana De Wild. & T. Durand

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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: Neurotheca., retrieved 2 October 2022

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