5047.000 Melhania Forssk.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrubs, usually densely stellate-tomentose. Stipules linear, Leaves crenate-serrate or entire. Flowers yellow. Sepals 5, free almost to base. Bracts of the epicalyx 3, persistent. Stamens 5, alternating with 5 conspicuous staminodes. Ovary sessile, 5-locular. Stigmas 5, linear. Fruit a loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 60 species in the tropical Old World

Zambia: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acuminata Mast. var. acuminata B,SS,WDescription, Image
acuminata Mast. var. agnosta (K. Schum.) WildSLk,SDescription, Image
acuminata Mast.[Agg]B,SS,W
acuminata × forbesii C,SLk
forbesii Planch. ex Mast.SSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Melhania:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Melhania
Flora of Caprivi: Melhania
Flora of Mozambique: Melhania
Flora of Zimbabwe: Melhania

External websites:

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

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: Melhania.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=949, retrieved 25 May 2024

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