7614.000 Graderia Benth.

Description of the genus

Suffrutex (in ours) with stems arising from a woody rhizome. Leaves opposite or alternate, mostly pinnatisect to dentate, rarely entire. Flowers solitary, axillary. Calyx 5-lobed, campanulate. Corolla 5-lobed, tubular; lobes spreading ± entire. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted in tube of corolla; anthers 2-thecous, the thecae divergent, oblong and curved. Ovary 2-locular, flattened; ovules numerous. Fruit a flattened capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 5 species occurring in Africa and Socotra

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Graderia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Graderia

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

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: Graderia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1293, retrieved 20 April 2024

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