7908.000 Elytraria Michx.

Description of the genus

Short, acaulescent herb (in ours) with leaves in a basal rosette. Inflorescence a terminal narrow spike borne on a peduncle which bears alternate, ovate bracts from base to apex; bracts with membranous margin, fringed with woolly hairs. Calyx slightly zygomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped. Fertile stamens 2 with 2-thecous anthers. Style branches 2. Capsule slightly beaked; seeds not borne on retinacula.

Worldwide: 17 species in tropical and warm regions

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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acaulis (L.f.) LindauSDescription, Image

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Flora of Zambia: Elytraria
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elytraria
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elytraria
JSTOR Plant Science: Elytraria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elytraria
Plants of the World Online: Elytraria
Tropicos: Elytraria
Wikipedia: Elytraria

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: Elytraria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1321, retrieved 24 April 2024

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