2453.000 Polycarpon Loefl. ex L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules present, membranous. Leaves opposite, often in false whorls. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal many-flowered cymes. Sepals 5, with a broad, green, strongly marked keel and scarious margins. Petals much shorter than the sepals, up to 5 or occasionally 0, entire or emarginate. Stamens 3-5. Styles united below, with 3 arms. Capsule 3-valved.

Worldwide: 16 species, cosmopolitan

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: Polycarpon
Flora of Malawi: Polycarpon
Flora of Mozambique: Polycarpon
Flora of Zambia: Polycarpon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Polycarpon

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polycarpon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polycarpon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polycarpon
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polycarpon
JSTOR Plant Science: Polycarpon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polycarpon
Plants of the World Online: Polycarpon
Tropicos: Polycarpon
Wikipedia: Polycarpon

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: Polycarpon.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=571, retrieved 13 July 2024

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