7568.000 Selago L.


Hilliard, O.M. (1999) The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) Kew Publishing

Philcox, D. (1990) Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2)

Description of the genus

Much-branched, heath-like, perennial herbs, shrubs or subshrubs. Leaves usually small, narrow, usually alternate, rarely opposite, often fasciculate. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate in terminal, spherical or elongate, spikes or racemes, solitary or aggregated into panicles or corymbs. Bracts present. Calyx (2-)3-5-lobed. Corolla tubular, 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted in or at base of throat. Ovary 2-locular; style thickened or 2-3-dentate at apex. Capsule ovoid, spherical or cylindric.

Comment: We follow genus and species concepts presented in the revision by Hilliard in The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) (1999), which are considerably different from the taxonomy used by Philcox in Flora Zambesiaca volume 8 part 2 (1990).

Worldwide: 150 spp., mainly South African with some tropical.

Malawi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
blantyrensis Rolfe[End]S
coerulea RolfeN
thyrsoidea Baker var. thyrsoidea [NrEnd]NDescription, Image
viscosa Rolfe[NrEnd]NDescription
whyteana Rolfe[End]S

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Wikipedia: Selago
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Selago
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Selago

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Selago.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1284, retrieved 25 March 2023

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