3937.000 Biophytum DC.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves (in ours) in a single rosette at apex of stem, paripinnate, ± sensitive (i.e. the leaflets fold downwards when touched briskly). Leaflets opposite or subopposite. Flowers orange, yellow, white or pinkish in pseudumbels with bracts forming an involucre.

Worldwide: 50 species in the tropics

Malawi: 6 taxa.

Biophytum umbraculum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinicum Steud. ex A. Rich.C,SDescription, Image
crassipes Engl.N,CDescription, Image
helenae Buscal. & Muschl.
nyikense Exell N
sensitivum (L.) DC.N,SDescription, Image
umbraculum Welw.C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Biophytum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Biophytum
Flora of Mozambique: Biophytum
Flora of Zambia: Biophytum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Biophytum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Biophytum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=790, retrieved 24 January 2021

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