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  1. Family: Elatinaceae Dumort.
    1. Genus: Bergia L.
      1. Bergia glutinosa Dinter & Schulze-Menz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Zambia to Namibia.

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

    Habit
    Very viscid glandular-pubescent perennial branching herb with spreading or ascending stems up to 30 cm. long and a long woody tap-root.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, sessile or subsessile, up to 4·5 × 0·8 cm., lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, apex acute, cuneate at the base, margin finely and irregularly serrate; stipules up to 4 mm. long, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, glandular.
    Flowers
    Flowers in dense, axillary, subsessile, 2–5-flowered cymes; pedicels up to 6 mm. long, but mostly shorter, glandular.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4–5 mm. long, lanceolate, apex long-acuminate, margin hyaline and often pinkish, somewhat keeled, glandular outside.
    Corolla
    Petals 2·5–3 mm. long, oblong-elliptic, mucronulate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10, the outer 5 slightly longer than the inner and with filaments slightly more dilated towards the base.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, longitudinally 5-ribbed, many-ovulate; styles spreading, c. 1 mm. long; stigmas capitate.
    Fruits
    Ripe capsules and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Bergia glutinosa Dinter & Schulze-Menz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 8, 1934 K000242669 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 453 (1941)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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