2313.000 Leucosphaera Gilg

Description of the genus

Small shrub. Leaves opposite, entire, densely appressed white-hairy. Inflorescences white, capitate, almost sessile above the upper leaves. Partial inflorescences of 1-2 sterile and 1-2 fertile flowers. Perianth segments 5, 3-nerved, ± long-aristate. Stamens 5; pseudostaminodes 0. Ovary with 1 ovule. Capsule with a firm pilose apex.

Worldwide: 1 species in southern Africa: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Leucosphaera bainesii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bainesii (Hook. f.) GilgN,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Leucosphaera:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Leucosphaera

External websites:

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

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: Leucosphaera.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=529, retrieved 21 May 2024

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