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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya, Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal.

[FTEA]

Caryophyllaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems approximately erect, branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite (often with the false appearance of being in whorls), obovate to narrowly oblanceolate, entire, with scarious stipules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers several to numerous, in rather compact to loose cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 9–12, spirally arranged, imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5–8, hyaline-membranaceous, much shorter than the sepals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 5–8, alternating with the petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with numerous ovules; style simple below with 5 stigmatic arms
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5-valved, with numerous seeds.

[FZ]

Caryophyllaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs with a sparse indumentum of branched hairs; stems erect or diffuse.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite but usually arranged in false whorls, subsessile, obovate to narrowly oblanceolate, entire; stipules scarious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers several-? in loose or compact cymes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 9–13, spirally arranged, imbricate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5–8, hyaline, much shorter than the sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5–8, alternating with the petals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with numerous ovules; style with 5 stigmatic arms.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5-valved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous.

Native to:

Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Krauseola Pax & K.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 16c: 308 (1934)

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 16c: 295, 308 (1934).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 16c: 295, 308 (1934)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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