1. Family: Velloziaceae J.Agardh
    1. Xerophyta Juss.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

    Velloziaceae, Lyman B. Smith And Edward S. Ayensu. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Small to large perennial herbs or shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades deciduous along a regular transverse line or rarely persistent (X. schlechteri (Bak.) N. Menezes)
    Perianth
    Perianth-tube slightly exceeding the ovary; tepals white, blue, mauve, or yellow
    Filaments
    Filaments flattened and almost wholly adnate to the tepals, triangular, sometimes auricled near apex
    Stigma
    Stigmas linear, vertical, about the same length or much longer than the naked style-base.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Xerophyta Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dupuy, D. [MB 169], Madagascar 63571.000

    First published in Gen. Pl.: 50 (1789)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L.B. Smith & Ayensu in K.B. 29: 184 (1974)
    • Perrier in Fl. Madag. 42, Velloz.: 2 (1950)
    • Bak. in J.B. 13: 231 (1875)
    • Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 1: 372 (1792)
    • Gen.: 50 (1789)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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