2455.000 Polycarpaea Lam.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, sometimes ± woody at base. Stipules scarious. Leaves opposite or apparently whorled, linear to oblanceolate or ovate. Inflorescences of loose or compact terminal cymes, often with a single pedicellate flower between the main branches; bracts scarious. Sepals 5, scarious, not keeled, silvery, brownish, purplish or pinkish. Petals shorter than the sepals, 5, entire or emarginate. Stamens 5 (or fewer). Styles united below. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule 3-valved.

Worldwide: 50, mainly Old World species in tropical and warm areas.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
corymbosa (L.) Lam.N,C,SDescription, Image
eriantha Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. eriantha N,C,S

Other sources of information about Polycarpaea:

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Flora of Botswana: Polycarpaea
Flora of Caprivi: Polycarpaea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Polycarpaea
Flora of Mozambique: Polycarpaea
Flora of Zambia: Polycarpaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Polycarpaea

External websites:

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

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: Polycarpaea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=572, retrieved 21 February 2024

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