1382.000 Burmannia L.

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

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, partly saprophytic, but at least partly green; roots filiform, stems usually unbranched, green. Leaves cauline, sometimes basal, lamina green or purplish, scale-like to linear. Inflorescence 2-25 flowered cymes or flowers solitary; floral bracts. Flowers erect, 3-ribbed to 3-winged; perianth persistent in fruit. Fruit an obovoid or ellipsoid capsule, transversely dehiscent.

Worldwide: 57 species in tropical and subtropical regions.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Burmannia madagascariensis

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madagascariensis Mart.N,WLpImage

Other sources of information about Burmannia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Burmannia
Flora of Mozambique: Burmannia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Burmannia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Burmannia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=400, retrieved 19 February 2020

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