1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Hermannia L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa, Guatemala, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Herbs or small shrubs, usually stellately hairy, sometimes also with simple or glandular hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves subentire, dentate or incised; stipules foliaceous or minute or rarely absent, entire or variously divided.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, yellow, reddish, purplish or white, 1-several on axillary peduncles; peduncle usually bracteate.
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate or globose, 5-lobed.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, narrowed to the base with margins often inrolled in the lower half, glabrous or variously pubescent.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, opposite the petals; filaments free or connate at the base, subulate, obovate and with membranous wings, or cruciform-tuberculate at the middle; anthers linear with attenuate-acuminate apices, usually pubescent or ciliolate.
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 5-locular, loculi 3-oo ovulate; styles 5, slender, more or less united.
    Fruits
    Capsule dehiscent, with 5 valves, apex rounded or with short horn-like appendages.
    Seeds
    Seeds fairly numerous, with endosperm, subreniform; testa brown or black, smooth, granulate or minutely tubercular, sometimes with a few widely spaced wrinkles.
    [FTEA]

    Sterculiaceae, Martin Cheek & Laurence Dorr; Nesogordonia, Laurence Dorr, Lisa Barnett. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

    Habit
    Herbs or shrubs, usually stellately hairy, sometimes also with simple or glandular hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, penninerved; petiolate; stipules foliaceous to subulate, persistent or early caducuous. Inflorescence axillary, 1-flowered or a terminal thyrse, rarely a simple raceme, usually bracteate
    Flowers
    Flowers pedicellate
    Calyx
    Calyx united at the base, 5-lobed, rarely inflated
    Corolla
    Petals opposite the stamens, often clawed, the blade often reflexing at the junction with the claw, sometimes asymmetrical; claw often with margins involute, rarely hairy
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore short and inconspicuous, sometimes absent
    Stamens
    Stamen filaments ligulate, terete, or winged, usually obovate, rarely with transverse appendages and so cruciform, rarely connate; anthers subulate, forming a cone around the ovary from which the style is exserted, extrorse, with longitudinal slits, but apparently functionally porose, lip of slits with bristles, medifixed but not versatile, connective inversely Y-shaped
    Ovary
    Ovary superior, rarely stipitate, 5-locular, locules with 2 rows of numerous axile ovules, outer surface densely tomentose, apex sometimes awned, styles 5, ± united at anthesis, apex capitate or truncate
    Fruits
    Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent capsule, rarely helically twisted, inflated and indehiscent, or a schizocarp with 5 several-seeded mericarps; locules 2–20 seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds black, brown or dull red, reniform or subreniform, attatched by a short funicle on the smallest end; surface rugose or transversely banded, or foveolate, usually with minute papillae.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Arizona, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Guatemala, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Texas, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Hermannia L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 673 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 232.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 304 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 673 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sp.Pl. 2: 673 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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