6013.000 Deverra DC.


Description of the genus

Almost leafless, 'broom-like' subshrubs or shrubs. Basal leaves with linear leaflets, soon withering; mature plants often without leaves. Inflorescences of terminal and lateral compound umbels. Bracts and bracteoles 0 or quickly caducous. Petals yellowish-white (in ours) ovate; apex inflexed. Stylopodium low-conical. Fruit ovoid, ± covered in tubercles.

Worldwide: c. 10-12 species, mostly in N Africa and Arabia; two species in southern Africa, one just reaching the FZ area.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burchellii (DC.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
denudata (Viv.) Pfisterer & Podlech subsp. aphylla (Cham. & Schltdl.) Pfisterer & Podlech

Other sources of information about Deverra:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Deverra

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Deverra.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1043, retrieved 3 October 2022

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