8450.000 Otiophora Zucc.

Puff, C. in Verdcourt, B. (1988) Otiophora Flora Zambesiaca 5(1)

Description of the genus

Small shrubs, subshrubs or herbs. Leaves opposite and decussate or in whorls of 3. Flowers bisexual, not heterostylous, 4-5-merous. Calyx lobes unequal, one enlarged leaf-like, the others minute. Corolla with both stamens and style exserted. Fruit with crown of persistent calyx, splitting into two mericarps.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caerulea (Hiern) Bullock NDescription, Image
scabra Zucc. subsp. scabra N,C,SDescription, Image
stolzii (Verdc.) Verdc.NDescription
villicaulis Mildbr. var. villicaulis N,C,S
villicaulis Mildbr. var. iringensis (Verdc.) PuffN,C

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Flora of Mozambique: Otiophora
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Otiophora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Otiophora
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Otiophora
Wikipedia: Otiophora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otiophora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Otiophora

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: Otiophora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1421, retrieved 7 February 2023

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