5056.000 Hermannia L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs. Stipules present (in ours). Leaves ± entire or dentate. Flowers bisexual, yellow, reddish, purplish or white, 1-several on axillary peduncles. Bracts 1 or 2 on the peduncle or 0 (kirkii). Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5. Filaments variously shaped. Ovary 5-locular. Capsule dehiscent with 5 valves.

Derivation of name: Named after Paul Herman (1640-1695), Prof. of botany in Leyden and early collector at the Cape.

Worldwide: Over 100 species in tropical and warm areas

Zambia: 4 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Hyalites eponina (Dancing acraea or Small orange acraea)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
eenii Baker f.BWDescription, Image
glanduligera K. Schum.B,C,SLk,S,WDescription, Image
quartiniana A. Rich.Lk,WDescription, Image
tigreensis Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Other sources of information about Hermannia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Hermannia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=951, retrieved 19 September 2019

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