2293.000 Hermbstaedtia Rchb.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate. Flowers in spikes or heads. Modified sterile flowers 0; all flowers fertile. Perianth segments 5, equal or ± so. Stamens 5, the filaments fused for at least half their length. Ovary with numerous ovules; stigmas 2-3. Capsule circumscissile. Seeds black, flattened, shiny.

Worldwide: 14 species in tropical and South Africa

Botswana: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fleckii (Schinz) Baker & C.B. ClarkeN,SW,SE
linearis SchinzN,SW,SE
odorata (Burch.) T. Cooke var. aurantiaca (Suess.) Towns.
odorata (Burch.) T. Cooke var. albi-rosea Suess.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
scabra SchinzN
schaeferi (Schinz) Schinz & Dinter

Other sources of information about Hermbstaedtia:

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Flora of Caprivi: Hermbstaedtia
Flora of Mozambique: Hermbstaedtia
Flora of Zambia: Hermbstaedtia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hermbstaedtia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Hermbstaedtia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=523, retrieved 17 June 2021

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