4985.000 Wissadula Medik.

Description of the genus

Suffrutices (ours) or small shrubs. Leaves petiolate; base cordate, apex acuminate. Flowers in a lax panicle, orange, yellow or cream. Epicalyx 0. Calyx 5-lobed, shallowly saucer-shaped; lobes longer than tube, triangular-ovate. Staminal tube very short, weakly gibbous. Ovary of 3-5, (1-)2-3-ovulate, free, carpels. Style with 3-5 branches. Fruit of 3-5 free mericarps, transversely divided by an internal false partition, beaked, pubescent and ultimately septicidal. Seeds 1-3 per mericarp, pubescent.

Worldwide: 40 species in the tropics, especially America

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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rostrata (Schumach. & Thonn.) Hook. f.B,W,C,SNw,C,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Wissadula:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Wissadula.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=936, retrieved 23 July 2019

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