3804.000 Zornia J.F. Gmel.

Verdcourt, B. (2000) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6)

Description of the genus

Erect or prostrate, annual or perennial herbs. Stipules well-developed with a downwardly directed spur; stipels 0. Leaves digitately 2-or 4-foliolate. Inflorescence spicate, terminal or axillary. Bracts prominent, paired, resembling the stipules, ciliate, gland-dotted. Calyx hyaline, ciliate, 5-lobed. Corolla yellow or orange-yellow, often striped with purple. Stamens monadelphous. Pods sessile, 2-15-jointed, covered with numerous barbed spreading bristles.

Derivation of name: Named after Dr Johannes Zorn (1739-1799), a German pharmacist.

Worldwide: 86 species in warm areas of the world

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
glochidiata C. Rchb. ex DC.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
milneana Mohlenbr.B,C,SC,S,WDescription, Image
pratensis Milne-Redh. subsp. barbata J.Léonard & Milne-Redh. N,WCb
pratensis Milne-Redh. subsp. pratensis var. pratensis E
setosa Baker f. subsp. obovata (Baker f.) J.Léonard & Milne-Redh.N
setosa Baker f. subsp. setosa N,W,ENw,N,E

Other sources of information about Zornia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Zornia
Flora of Caprivi: Zornia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Zornia
Flora of Malawi: Zornia
Flora of Mozambique: Zornia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zornia

External websites:

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

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: Zornia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=743, retrieved 13 June 2024

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