3937.000 Biophytum DC.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves (in ours) in a single rosette at apex of stem, paripinnate, ± sensitive (i.e. the leaflets fold downwards when touched briskly). Leaflets opposite or subopposite. Flowers orange, yellow, white or pinkish in pseudumbels with bracts forming an involucre.

Worldwide: 50 species in the tropics

Zambia: 8 taxa.

Biophytum umbraculum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinicum Steud. ex A. Rich.N,C,SN,Lk,SDescription, Image
crassipes Engl.N,W,C,ENw,N,Mc,E,CDescription, Image
helenae Buscal. & Muschl.N,WNw,NDescription, Image
kassneri R. Knuth NMcDescription, Image
macrorrhizum R.E.Fr.NN
nyikense Exell [VU]EMcDescription, Image
richardsiae Exell [VU]NN
umbraculum Welw.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Biophytum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Biophytum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Biophytum
Flora of Malawi: Biophytum
Flora of Mozambique: Biophytum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Biophytum

External websites:

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

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: Biophytum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=790, retrieved 17 April 2024

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