2074.190 Oliverella Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Small hemisparasitic shrubs with simple hairs and a single haustorial attachment. Flowers in axillary umbels; bract saucer-shaped with well-developed foliaceous limb. Corolla 5-merous; opening unilaterally; tube short; lobes coherent above, inrolled at anthesis. Filaments thickened and inrolled above.

Derivation of name: after the British botanist Daniel Oliver, 1830-1916, who worked at Kew and was a Professor of botany at University College, London.

Worldwide: 3 species in eastern and south-central Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Oliverella:

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Flora of Botswana: Oliverella
Flora of Mozambique: Oliverella
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oliverella

External websites:

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

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: Oliverella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=499, retrieved 14 April 2024

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