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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Namibia to Cape Prov.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

Morphology General Habit
Annual, or more rarely perennial, herbs, sub-viscid-pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, or alternate especially above, entire to serrate or dentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually spicate, small, unibracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts adnate below to pedicel and or base of calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed, shallowly or deeply-cleft, or appearing bilabiate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5-lobed, tubular; tube slender, strict, mouth occasionally oblique; lobes more or less regular, entire or slightly retuse, shorter than tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, exserted; filaments filiform inserted on corolla tube, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style filiform, exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary bilocular, ovules numerous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule oblong, ovoid or subglobose, subcompressed, obtuse.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Namibia

Polycarena Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Compan. Bot. Mag. 1: 371 (1836)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Hook., Comp. Bot. Mag.1: 371 (1836).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0