8136.200 Oldenlandia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules with 1-several fimbriae. Leaves opposite. Flowers bisexual, heterostylous or isostylous, in terminal or axillary inflorescences, sometimes fasciculate or solitary at nodes. Calyx lobes 4 (in ours). Corolla lobes 4. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule subspherical to oblong, usually with a beak.

Derivation of name: after Hendrik Bernhard Oldenland, c. 1663-1699, German-born South African botanist.

Worldwide: 300 species in the tropics, especially in Africa.

Botswana: 11 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
affinis (Roem. & Schult.) DC. var. fugax (Vatke) Verdc.Description, Image
angolensis K. Schum. var. angolensis NDescription, Image
capensis L.f. var. capensis NDescription, Image
capensis L.f. var. pleiosepala Bremek.NDescription
corymbosa L. var. caespitosa (Benth.) Verdc.Description, Image
corymbosa L. var. linearis (DC.) Verdc.N,SEDescription
fastigiata Bremek.
goreensis (DC.) Summerh. var. goreensis NDescription, Image
herbacea (L.) Roxb. var. herbacea N,SEDescription
herbacea (L.) Roxb.[Agg]N,SEDescription, Image
lancifolia (Schumach.) DC. var. scabridula Bremek.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oldenlandia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Oldenlandia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Oldenlandia
Flora of Malawi: Oldenlandia
Flora of Mozambique: Oldenlandia
Flora of Zambia: Oldenlandia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oldenlandia

External websites:

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

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: Oldenlandia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1365, retrieved 25 June 2024

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