0894.000 Palisota Endl.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, stem simple or absent. Leaves basal or in pseudo-whorls, hairy when young; lamina margins permanently and densely clothed in ferrugineous hairs. Inflorescence 1 (rarely 2-3), consisting of terminal, or sometimes axillary, thyrses, elongate or dense; flowers in small cymes. Sepals 3; petals 3, white sometimes tinged with pink or bluish, small obovate. Fruit indehiscent, fleshy or succulent; often purple or red. Seeds 2, superimposed in each cell, or solitary, or more numerous and irregularly packed.

Worldwide: 25 species endemic to tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Palisota:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Palisota.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2406, retrieved 26 February 2018

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