3557.000 Pomaria Cav.

HOFFMANNSEGGIA sensu auct. afr. non Cav.

Description of the genus

Unarmed herbs or low shrubs. Stipules fringed, serrate or laciniate. Leaves 2-pinnate, imparipinnate; leaflets opposite. Inflorescences of terminal or leaf-opposed racemes. Flowers bisexual, pink to red. Calyx lobes 5, unequal, the lower larger, ± boat-shaped, enclosing the flower.Petals 5, unequal; upper ± funnel-shaped, others in lateral pairs. Stamens 10. Pods flat, longitudinally dehiscent, often glandular.

Worldwide: 16 species, 9 in N America, 4 in S America and 3 in southern Africa.

Botswana: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burchellii (DC.) B.B. Simpson & G.P. Lewis subsp. burchellii N,SW,SEDescription, Image
burchellii B.B. Simpson & G.P. Lewis subsp. rubro-violacea (Baker f.) BrummittN
lactea (Schinz) B.B. Simpson & G.P. LewisSW

Other sources of information about Pomaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Pomaria

External websites:

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

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: Pomaria.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=700, retrieved 27 September 2022

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