5275.000 Rawsonia Harv. & Sond.

Description of the genus

Evergreen shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate: lamina thick; margin spiny. Flowers in axillary spike-like racemes. Sepals 4-5 free. Petals larger than sepals with larger petaloid scales opposite each petal and with a fleshy gland at their base. Stamens numerous. Ovary 1-locular; stigmas 4-5. Fruit berry-like at first, later splitting longitudinally.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burtt-davyi (Edlin) F. White[End]S
lucida Harv. & Sond.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rawsonia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rawsonia
Flora of Mozambique: Rawsonia
Flora of Zambia: Rawsonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rawsonia

External websites:

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

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: Rawsonia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=971, retrieved 21 February 2024

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