Lelya Bremek.

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003) Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3)

Description of the genus

Prostrate perennial herb. Leaves paired, small, shortly petiolate; stipules in lower part of stem with sheath produced into a triangular lobe. Inflorescence terminal triads or sometimes solitary. Flowers small; calyx tube ovoid or ellipsoid; lobes 4, equal, oblong-elliptic or oblong-spathulate, rather thick, exceeding the tube, joined at the base to form a free tube; corolla tube shortly cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes 4. Fruit capsular with bony walls, ellipsoid, produced into a solid beak; at length apically, dehiscent Seeds few, blackish, angular, pitted.

Worldwide: One species in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
prostrata (R.D. Good) W.H.Lewis var. angustifolia (Bremek.) W.H.Lewis N
prostrata (R.D. Good) W.H.Lewis var. prostrata NDescription, Image

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lelya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lelya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lelya.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2018, retrieved 3 June 2020

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