4985.000 Wissadula Medik.

Description of the genus

Suffrutices (ours) or small shrubs. Leaves petiolate; base cordate, apex acuminate. Flowers in a lax panicle, orange, yellow or cream. Epicalyx 0. Calyx 5-lobed, shallowly saucer-shaped; lobes longer than tube, triangular-ovate. Staminal tube very short, weakly gibbous. Ovary of 3-5, (1-)2-3-ovulate, free, carpels. Style with 3-5 branches. Fruit of 3-5 free mericarps, transversely divided by an internal false partition, beaked, pubescent and ultimately septicidal. Seeds 1-3 per mericarp, pubescent.

Worldwide: 40 species in the tropics, especially America

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Wissadula
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Wissadula
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Wissadula
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iNaturalist: Wissadula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wissadula
JSTOR Plant Science: Wissadula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wissadula
Plants of the World Online: Wissadula
Tropicos: Wissadula
Wikipedia: Wissadula

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: Wissadula.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=936, retrieved 15 July 2024

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