4278.000 Muraltia DC.

Description of the genus

Ericoid shrubs. Leaves linear with needle-like points. Flowers solitary (in ours). Sepals 5, usually subequal (but with the 2 inner distinctly larger in our species). Petals usually 3; two upper joined at the base to the keel. Keel-appendage 2-lobed, expanded and leaflike. Stamens 7. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule usually 4-horned (but horns absent in ours).

Worldwide: 115 species in tropical and South Africa (most endemic to the Cape)

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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flanaganii BolusS

Other sources of information about Muraltia:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Muraltia

External websites:

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

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: Muraltia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=826, retrieved 5 June 2023

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