Schinziella Gilg

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990) Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Erect perennial herbs. Stems not or sparsely branched from the base. Leaves sessile, the upper ones much reduced and scale-like. Flowers 4-merous in compact, pedunculate, terminal heads. Calyx tube as long as the lobes; corolla regular with a cylindric tube and 4 lobes about as long as the tube. Ovary cylindric-ovoid, unilocular; ovules numerous; style filiform; stigma bilobed. Capsule narrowly-obovoid, bivalved. Seeds numerous, subglobose.

Worldwide: Two species in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
tetragona (Schinz) GilgC

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schinziella
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schinziella
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Tropicos: Schinziella
Wikipedia: Schinziella

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: Schinziella., retrieved 12 July 2024

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