Scoparia L.

Lehmann, G. (1988) Plantaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the genus

Annual herb, or rarely small shrub, much branched, erect, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves opposite or verticillate, entire or dentate. Inflorescence raceme-like or flowers axillary, solitary or paired. Calyx 4–5-lobed, lobes ovate to lanceolate; corolla regular, rotate, 4-lobed, throat bearded, lobes obtuse, subequal. Fruit a capsule globose or ovoid. Seeds numerous, angular.

Worldwide: 20 species native to tropical America, one species common in the Old World.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Scoparia dulcis

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dulcis L.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scoparia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Scoparia
Flora of Zambia: Scoparia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Scoparia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Scoparia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Scoparia
Wikipedia: Scoparia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scoparia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scoparia

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: Scoparia., retrieved 30 March 2023

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