5047.000 Melhania Forssk.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrubs, usually densely stellate-tomentose. Stipules linear, Leaves crenate-serrate or entire. Flowers yellow. Sepals 5, free almost to base. Bracts of the epicalyx 3, persistent. Stamens 5, alternating with 5 conspicuous staminodes. Ovary sessile, 5-locular. Stigmas 5, linear. Fruit a loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 60 species in the tropical Old World

Botswana: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acuminata Mast. var. acuminata N,SEDescription, Image
acuminata Mast. var. agnosta (K. Schum.) WildSEDescription, Image
burchellii DC.SW,SEDescription
forbesii Planch. ex Mast.NDescription, Image
prostrata DC.SEDescription, Image
rehmannii Szyszyl.N,SEDescription, Image
virescens (K. Schum.) K. Schum.N,SW

Other sources of information about Melhania:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Melhania
Flora of Mozambique: Melhania
Flora of Zambia: Melhania
Flora of Zimbabwe: Melhania

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Melhania.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=949, retrieved 25 January 2021

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