6781.000 Margaretta Oliv.

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Herbaceous perennial. Rootstock tuberous. Leaves opposite, subsessile. Inflorescence of terminal and lateral umbels. Corolla deeply 5-lobed. Corona 5-lobed, petal-like, more conspicuous than the corolla, with 2-3 lobes in the claw. Follicles in pairs, fusiform, beaked, pubescent.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa with 8 subspecies.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Margaretta rosea subsp. whytei

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
rosea Oliv. subsp. orbicularis (N.E. Br) GoyderN,CDescription
rosea Oliv. subsp. whytei (K. Schum.) M. MwanyamboSDescription, Image

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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: Margaretta.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1134, retrieved 22 July 2024

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