2453.000 Polycarpon Loefl. ex L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules present, membranous. Leaves opposite, often in false whorls. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal many-flowered cymes. Sepals 5, with a broad, green, strongly marked keel and scarious margins. Petals much shorter than the sepals, up to 5 or occasionally 0, entire or emarginate. Stamens 3-5. Styles united below, with 3 arms. Capsule 3-valved.

Worldwide: 16 species, cosmopolitan

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Polycarpon:

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

External websites:

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

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: Polycarpon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=571, retrieved 11 December 2023

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