5015.000 Kosteletzkya C. Presl

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs. Flowers either solitary and axillary or in axillary and terminal racemes. Epicalyx of 7-10 filiform to linear bracts. Calyx 5-lobed or -toothed. Corolla white, purple or pink. Ovary 5-locular; ovules 1 per loculus. Fruit a capsule, this depressed-spherical with 5 prominent angles.

Derivation of name: Named after V.F. Kosteletzky, writer of medical history

Worldwide: 30 species in North America, tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Kosteletzkya buettneri

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adoensis (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Mast.N,C
begoniifolia (Ulbr.) Ulbr.WNw
buettneri G├╝rkeNw,N,C,S,WDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Kosteletzkya
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Flora of Malawi: Kosteletzkya
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kosteletzkya
Wikipedia: Kosteletzkya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kosteletzkya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kosteletzkya

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: Kosteletzkya.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=944, retrieved 9 February 2023

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