6486.000 Pycnosphaera Gilg

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990) Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial robust herb. Stem erect, simple or branched at inflorescence, terete, 2-ridged. Leaves opposite, the basal ones wider than the cauline ones. Inflorescence terminal cymes. Flowers 3-merous; calyx unequal, lobes keeled; corolla tube cylindric. Ovary unilocular; ovules numerous. Fruit a capsule, bivalved.

Worldwide: Five species in tropical Africa.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii (Baker) N.E. Br.NDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Pycnosphaera
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pycnosphaera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pycnosphaera
Wikipedia: Pycnosphaera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycnosphaera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycnosphaera

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 Botswana: Genus page: Pycnosphaera.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1097, retrieved 28 March 2023

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