Muraltia DC.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

[FZ]

Polygalaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Ericoid shrubs or shrublets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, usually subequal (2 inner ones distinctly larger in M. flanaganii).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals usually 3, two upper ones oblong and joined at the base to the keel. Keel-appendage expanded and leaflike.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 7, monadelphous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule usually 4-horned (hornless in M. flanaganii), 2-seeded.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Muraltia DC. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. 1: 335 (1824)

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 Zambesiaca

  • Prodr. 1: 335 (1824).

  • Flora Zambesiaca

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

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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