2455.000 Polycarpaea Lam.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, sometimes ± woody at base. Stipules scarious. Leaves opposite or apparently whorled, linear to oblanceolate or ovate. Inflorescences of loose or compact terminal cymes, often with a single pedicellate flower between the main branches; bracts scarious. Sepals 5, scarious, not keeled, silvery, brownish, purplish or pinkish. Petals shorter than the sepals, 5, entire or emarginate. Stamens 5 (or fewer). Styles united below. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule 3-valved.

Worldwide: 50, mainly Old World species in tropical and warm areas.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
corymbosa (L.) Lam.B,N,W,C,SWDescription, Image
eriantha Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. eriantha N,SW
eriantha Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. effusa (Oliv.) TurrillB,N,W,C

Other sources of information about Polycarpaea:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Polycarpaea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=572, retrieved 28 February 2020

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