5057.000 Melochia L.

Description of the genus

Herb (in ours). Leaves simple. Flowers all bisexual, in cymose clusters. Bracts present. Calyx shortly 5-lobed. Petals present, marcescent. Stamens 5; filaments ± connate into a tube; anthers glabrous. Staminodes 0. Ovary 5-locular; each loculus with 2 ovules. Styles 5. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 54 species in the tropics, mainly America

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Melochia corchorifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
corchorifolia L.Description, Image
melissifolia Benth.

Other sources of information about Melochia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Melochia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=952, retrieved 7 October 2022

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