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, Image
villicaulis Mildbr. var. villicaulis N,C,SDescription, Image
villicaulis Mildbr. var. iringensis (Verdc.) PuffN,CDescription

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Otiophora
Flora of Mozambique: Otiophora
Flora of Zambia: Otiophora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Otiophora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Otiophora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Otiophora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Otiophora
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iNaturalist: Otiophora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otiophora
JSTOR Plant Science: Otiophora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Otiophora
Plants of the World Online: Otiophora
Tropicos: Otiophora
Wikipedia: Otiophora

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: Otiophora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1421, retrieved 16 April 2024

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