1231.000 Walleria J. Kirk

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with annual stems arising from a spherical tuber buried several cm. deep in the soil. Stems solitary, erect. Leaves cauline, many, spirally arranged, with the lower surface sometimes scabrid or armed with hooked prickles. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; tepals 6, blue or occasionally white.

Comment: The key to the two Zambian species: Anthers yellow with blue or purple tips - nutans. Anthers blue with yellow tips and base - mackenziei(FZ)

Worldwide: Three species, one along the SW coast of South Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
mackenziei J. Kirk [LR-lc]N,W,ENw,Lp,N,Mc,E,WDescription, Image
nutans J. Kirk[LR-lc]B,C,SLk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Walleria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Walleria
Flora of Malawi: Walleria
Flora of Mozambique: Walleria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Walleria

External websites:

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

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: Walleria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=378, retrieved 29 November 2023

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