3686.000 Parochetus Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, prostrate, rooting at nodes. Stipules free of somewhat adnate to petiole. Leaves digitately trifoliate, leaflets obcordate, margins entire or shallowly lobed; petioles long. Inflorescence umbellate, 2-4-flowered, or flowers sometimes solitary, axillary; bracts stipule-like. Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed; petals blue or purplish, glabrous, deciduous. Fruit linear-oblong, acute, somewhat compressed. Seeds may reniform, hilum lateral.

Worldwide: 2 species 1 in tropical Asia and 1 in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
communis D. Don var. africanus (Polhill) Chaudhary & SanjappaN,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Parochetus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Parochetus

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

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: Parochetus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2059, retrieved 16 July 2024

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