8668.000 Wahlenbergia Schrad. ex Roth


Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite. Calyx lobes (3-)5. Flowers actinomorphic. Corolla ± deeply (3-)5-lobed. Stamens (3-)5. Ovary subinferior to rarely subsuperior, 2-5-locular. Style shorter or longer than the corolla, the upper part with pollen-collecting hairs, glabrous or hairy below, eglandular or with small glands present at or near the base of the 2-5 style lobes. Capsule loculicidal, dehiscing by as many apical valves as there are loculi in the ovary. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 200 species, more or less cosmopolitan, but especially southern temperate zones

Caprivi: 3 taxa.

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banksiana A. DC.Description, Image
napiformis (A. DC.) ThulinDescription, Image
undulata (L.f.) A. DC.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Wahlenbergia:

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Flora of Botswana: Wahlenbergia
Flora of Malawi: Wahlenbergia
Flora of Mozambique: Wahlenbergia
Flora of Zambia: Wahlenbergia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Wahlenbergia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Wahlenbergia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1454, retrieved 21 March 2018

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