Sauvagesia L.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs, shrublets or perennial to annual herbs, completely glabrous. Leaves petiolate to sessile; lamina with margin serrate; stipules with laciniate margins, longitudinally striate, free, persistent. Inflorescence paniculate to racemose, terminal or reduced to solitary flowers in the axils of foliage leaves; pedicels articulated at or above the base. Sepals 5, green with pale margin, persistent, not enlarging or changing colour in fruit. Petals 5, white to pink, deciduous. Fruit a capsule with 3 septicidal valves. Seeds small, with punctate testa and abundant endosperm.

Worldwide: 39 species in the, mostly American, tropics.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sauvagesia

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: Sauvagesia., retrieved 1 April 2023

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