Muraltia DC.

First published in Prodr. 1: 335 (1824), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tanzania to S. Africa.

Descriptions

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.
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Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0