2399.000 Galenia L.

Description of the genus

Shrublets. Leaves alternate. Stipules 0. Flowers small, solitary or in cymes. Perianth segments 5. Stamens 10, in pairs, alternating with the tepals. Ovary superior, consisting of (3-)5 carpels, with 1 pendulous ovule in each loculus. Styles (3) 5. Fruit a leathery loculicidal capsule, splitting at the top. Seeds 1, flattened, shiny and striate.

Worldwide: 15 species in South Africa, extending into Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
procumbens L. f.
secunda (L.f.) Sond.

Other sources of information about Galenia:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Galenia

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

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: Galenia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=560, retrieved 27 September 2022

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