6971.000 Dichondra J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Description of the genus

Small, prostrate perennial herbs. Leaves circular or reniform, cordate, petiolate. Flowers solitary, axillary; bracteoles 2, subulate. Sepals subequal, 5, ovate-spathulate, ± free. Corolla widely campanulate, deeply 5-lobed, hirsute outside. Stamens 5. Ovary deeply 2-lobed. Styles 2. Capsule 2-lobed; lobes indehiscent or irregularly 2-valved. Seeds subspherical, smooth.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical and warm areas.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Dichondra:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dichondra
Flora of Mozambique: Dichondra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dichondra
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dichondra

External websites:

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

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: Dichondra.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1175, retrieved 22 April 2024

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