2395.010 Zaleya Burm. f.

Description of the genus

Usually prostrate, annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, entire. Stipules 0. Flowers in groups, axillary, ± sessile. Perianth with 5 lobes with a membranous margin and a mucro on the back just below the tip. Stamens 5, free. Ovary superior, consisting of 2 carpels, 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Styles 2, free. Fruit a circumscissile, 4-seeded capsule, the lid splitting into 2 valves.

Worldwide: 3 species in Africa, India and Australia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Zaleya pentandra

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pentandra (L.) C. JeffreySLk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Zaleya:

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Flora of Botswana: Zaleya
Flora of Caprivi: Zaleya
Flora of Malawi: Zaleya
Flora of Mozambique: Zaleya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zaleya

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

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: Zaleya.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=559, retrieved 29 September 2020

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