7145.010 Phyla Lour.

Description of the genus

Creeping perennial herbs, rooting at the nodes. Leaves opposite, simple, subentire to toothed; lamina with appressed, medifixed hairs. Inflorescences ± long-pedunculate, axillary, short, ovoid to cylindric, very dense bracteate spikes. Calyx membranous, 2-lobed, flattened. Corolla with short tube and spreading irregularly ± 4-lobed limb. Stamens 4. Fruit of 2 nutlets, enclosed by a persistent calyx.

Derivation of name: from the Greek phylon meaning a swarm or school, probably in reference to the spreading mat-like growth of these species.

Worldwide: c. 11 species in tropical and warm areas

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

Phyla nodiflora

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
nodiflora (L.) GreeneDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Phyla:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Phyla
Flora of Malawi: Phyla
Flora of Mozambique: Phyla
Flora of Zambia: Phyla
Flora of Zimbabwe: Phyla
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Phyla

External websites:

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

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 Caprivi: Genus page: Phyla.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1204, retrieved 27 October 2020

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