8351.020 Pygmaeothamnus Robyns

Description of the genus

Suffrutices with stems arising from a woody rhizome. Stipules triangular, usually caudate. Leaves opposite or (in ours) mostly in whorls of 3-4. Flowers axillary, in cymes or fascicles, sometimes borne at lower leafless nodes. Calyx limb-tube ± obsolete; lobes 5, erect. Corolla: tube cylindric; lobes valvate, reflexed about equal in length to the tube. Ovary 2-locular; with 1 pendulous ovule 1 per loculus. Pollen presenter deeply 2-lobed. Fruit spherical or pyriform containing 2 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical and South Africa

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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zeyheri (Sond.) Robyns var. zeyheri Description, Image

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Pygmaeothamnus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1395, retrieved 6 February 2023

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