6995.000 Hewittia Wight & Arn.

Description of the genus

Twining or prostrate perennial herb. Flowers in 1-several-flowered bracteate cymes, borne on axillary peduncles. Bracteoles distant from the calyx. Sepals 5; outer 3 larger, accrescent in fruit; inner 2 smaller. Corolla usually yellow (rarely white), usually with a dark centre. Style 1; stigmas 2, ovate-oblong. Capsule with 2-4 seeds.

Worldwide: 1 species in the Old World tropics

Caprivi: 1 cultivated taxon.

Hewittia malabarica

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malabarica (L.) SureshDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Hewittia
Flora of Mozambique: Hewittia
Flora of Zambia: Hewittia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hewittia

External websites:

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

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 Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hewittia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1181, retrieved 14 July 2024

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