4014.000 Thamnosma Torr. & Frém.

Description of the genus

Subshrubby or perennial herb, with glandular dots on all parts. Leaves alternate, entire or divided, without prickles. Inflorescence of terminal or axillary racemes or panicles. Flowers bisexual, 4-merous. Stamens 8. Ovary of 2 united carpels, sessile, 2-locular and prominently 2-lobed at apex. Style filiform. Fruit a capsule dehiscing by a slit. Seeds echinate.

Worldwide: 6 species in SW N America, SW Africa (extending to Zimbabwe), Socotra, Saudi Arabia and Somalia

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Thamnosma rhodesica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
rhodesica (Baker f.) MendonçaSEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Thamnosma:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Thamnosma

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Thamnosma.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=799, retrieved 30 May 2020

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