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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Iran to Indian Subcontinent.

[FTEA]

Vahliaceae, M. Bridson. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Note
Characters of the family.

[FZ]

Vahliaceae, D. M. Bridson. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Annual herbs or suffrutices, branched and erect, glabrous or pubescent with multicellular, often gland-tipped hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile to subsessile, ovate to linear, midrib apparent but lateral veins obscure.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences erect, sessile to subsessile or pedunculate; flowers sessile to subsessile or pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube campanulate to subglobose, often distinctly 5-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals shorter than or just exceeding the calyx-lobes, lanceolate to orbicular; margin entire to crenate or irregularly dentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments with or without a widened membranous area or scale-like appendage at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-arms spreading, shorter than or exceeding the calyx-lobes; style-bases separate to the disk or shortly above it.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose or obovoid, all floral parts (except anthers) persistent.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Genus of five species, all in Africa, two extending to India or beyond.
Note
Description as for the family.

Native to:

Algeria, Angola, Assam, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Vahlia Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nov. Gen. Pl.: 36 (1782)

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 of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 383.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Engl. in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. III, 2A: 65 (1890)
  • Engl. in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. III, ed. 2, 18A: 166 (1930).
  • Hook. f. in Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 1: 637 (1865).
  • Maheshwari in Taxon 15: 333 (1966) nom. conserv.
  • Nov. Gen. Pl. 2: 36 (1782).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bridson in K.B. 30: 163 (1975), nom. conserv.
  • Engl., E. & P. Pf. III, 2a: 65 (1890)
  • Gen. Nov. Pl. 2: 36 (1782)
  • ed. 2, 18a: 166 (1930)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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