5486.000 Nesaea Comm. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs. Stems usually 4-angled. Leaves opposite, decussate, rarely in whorls of 3 or alternate, entire. Inflorescence of lax or dense axillary cymes, sometimes capitate and enveloped by large bracteoles or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, 4-8-merous, with bracteoles which are very variable in size. Calyx tube 8-16-ribbed; appendages 0 or present. Petals 0-8. Stamens 4-23. Ovary 2-5-locular. Capsule opening by an apical operculum, the lower part subsepticidal or dehiscing irregularly.

Worldwide: 56 species from tropical and South Africa; also southern India, Sri Lanka, Australia and South America

Botswana: 14 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aspera (Guill. & Perr.) Koehne
cordata Hiern
crassicaulis (Guill. & Perr.) KoehneImage
dinteri Koehne subsp. elata A. Fern.
drummondii A. Fern.
minima Immelman[End][EN]N
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. ondongana
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. evansiana (A. Fern. & Diniz) A. Fern.
passerinoides (Welw. ex Hiern) Koehne
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. radicans
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. floribunda (Sond.) A. Fern.
rautanenii Koehne
rigidula (Sond.) KoehneDescription, Image
schinzii Koehne

Other sources of information about Nesaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Nesaea
Flora of Mozambique: Nesaea
Flora of Zambia: Nesaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nesaea

External websites:

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

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 Botswana: Genus page: Nesaea.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1005, retrieved 14 June 2024

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