5057.000 Melochia L.

Description of the genus

Herb (in ours). Leaves simple. Flowers all bisexual, in cymose clusters. Bracts present. Calyx shortly 5-lobed. Petals present, marcescent. Stamens 5; filaments ± connate into a tube; anthers glabrous. Staminodes 0. Ovary 5-locular; each loculus with 2 ovules. Styles 5. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 54 species in the tropics, mainly America

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Melochia corchorifolia

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corchorifolia L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Melochia:

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Flora of Botswana: Melochia
Flora of Caprivi: Melochia
Flora of Mozambique: Melochia
Flora of Zambia: Melochia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Melochia

External websites:

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

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: Melochia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=952, retrieved 25 March 2023

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