899.010 Murdannia Royle

Description of the genus

Perennial herb (in ours), arising from a rhizome. Flowers in terminal or terminal and axillary thyrses, slightly zygomorphic, bisexual. Sepals 3, free. Petals 3, free, blue, purple or white. Stamens 2-3, fertile. Staminodes (0-)3(-4). Ovary 3-locular.

Derivation of name: after Murdan Aly, plant collector and keeper of the herbarium at Saharunpore, India.

Worldwide: c.50 species, in tropical and warm areas.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Murdannia simplex

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
simplex (Vahl) BrenanDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Murdannia:

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Flora of Caprivi: Murdannia
Flora of Mozambique: Murdannia
Flora of Zambia: Murdannia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Murdannia

External websites:

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

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: Murdannia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=317, retrieved 23 March 2023

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