6481.000 Sebaea R. Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stems usually ± 4-ridged or winged. Leaves well-developed or scale-like. Flowers 4-5-merous, terminal, solitary or in cymes, usually yellow. Calyx 4-5-lobed, ± free or with a short tube; lobes keeled or winged. Corolla tube with 4-5(-6) lobes; lobes without glandular nectaries within. Ovary ovoid or almost spherical, 2-locular. Stigma capitate or clavate, ± 2-lobed. Capsule septicidally 2-valved. Seeds very many, minute.

Worldwide: 60 species, Africa to India, Australia and New Zealand

Malawi: 7 taxa.

Sebaea grandis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bojeri Griseb.NDescription
brachyphylla Griseb.N,SDescription
grandis (E. Mey.) Steud.N,C,SDescription, Image
leiostyla GilgN,C,SDescription, Image
longicaulis SchinzN,SDescription
microphylla (Edgew.) Knobl.
platyptera (Baker) BoutiqueS

Other sources of information about Sebaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Sebaea
Flora of Caprivi: Sebaea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sebaea
Flora of Mozambique: Sebaea
Flora of Zambia: Sebaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sebaea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Sebaea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1094, retrieved 15 July 2024

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