899.010 Murdannia Royle

Description of the genus

Perennial herb (in ours), arising from a rhizome. Flowers in terminal or terminal and axillary thyrses, slightly zygomorphic, bisexual. Sepals 3, free. Petals 3, free, blue, purple or white. Stamens 2-3, fertile. Staminodes (0-)3(-4). Ovary 3-locular.

Derivation of name: after Murdan Aly, plant collector and keeper of the herbarium at Saharunpore, India.

Worldwide: c.50 species, in tropical and warm areas.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
semiteres (Dalz.) Santapau
simplex (Vahl) BrenanN,C,SC,Lk,SDescription, Image
tenuissima (A. Chev.) Brenan

Other sources of information about Murdannia:

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Flora of Caprivi: Murdannia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Murdannia
Flora of Malawi: Murdannia
Flora of Mozambique: Murdannia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Murdannia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Murdannia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Murdannia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Murdannia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Murdannia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Murdannia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Murdannia
JSTOR Plant Science: Murdannia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Murdannia
Plants of the World Online: Murdannia
Tropicos: Murdannia
Wikipedia: Murdannia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Murdannia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=317, retrieved 5 March 2024

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