2324.000 Psilotrichum Blume

Description of the genus

Herbs or subshrubs. Leaves opposite, entire. Inflorescence in axillary or terminal heads or spikes. Modified sterile flowers 0; all flowers bisexual. Tepals 5, free; outer 2 usually differing from the inner 2. Stamens 5, without alternating pseudostaminodes. Ovary with a single pendulous ovule. Capsule thin-walled, splitting irregularly. Seed ovoid.

Worldwide: 18 species in the Old World tropics, especially Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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scleranthum ThwaitesN,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Psilotrichum
Flora of Zambia: Psilotrichum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Psilotrichum

External websites:

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

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: Psilotrichum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=533, retrieved 22 September 2023

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