Scoparia L.

Lehmann, G. (1988) Plantaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the genus

Annual herb, or rarely small shrub, much branched, erect, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves opposite or verticillate, entire or dentate. Inflorescence raceme-like or flowers axillary, solitary or paired. Calyx 4–5-lobed, lobes ovate to lanceolate; corolla regular, rotate, 4-lobed, throat bearded, lobes obtuse, subequal. Fruit a capsule globose or ovoid. Seeds numerous, angular.

Worldwide: 20 species native to tropical America, one species common in the Old World.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
dulcis L.B,SW

Other sources of information about Scoparia:

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Flora of Malawi: Scoparia
Flora of Mozambique: Scoparia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Scoparia., retrieved 28 November 2021

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