6485.000 Faroa Welw.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stems 4-angled to -winged. Flowers 4-merous, borne in axillary few-many-flowered fascicles. Calyx campanulate with 4 erect lobes. Corolla: tube with 4 semilunate fimbriate-papillose scales subtending the filaments; lobes 4, without nectaries. Stamens ± equal, all fertile. Ovary 1-locular; ovules numerous. Fruit a 2-valved obovoid capsule.

Worldwide: 17 species throughout tropical Africa.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acaulis R.E. Fr. N
axillaris BakerN
salutaris Welw.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Faroa:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Faroa
Flora of Mozambique: Faroa
Flora of Zambia: Faroa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Faroa

External websites:

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

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: Faroa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1096, retrieved 12 July 2024

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