Diclis Benth.

First published in Compan. Bot. Mag. 2: 23 (1836)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa, W. Indian Ocean.

Descriptions

Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, creeping, prostrate or decumbent, rarely erect Leaves opposite or upper alternate, toothed to subentire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, pedicellate, ebracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bilabiate; tube short, produced at front into spur; posterior lip bilobed, anterior lip 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, filaments of anterior pair circumflex at base; anthers cohering in pairs, thecae confluent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary bilocular, ovules numerous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose clearly or obscurely emarginate at apex, loculicidal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, reticulate-foveolate.
[FZ]

Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Morphology General Habit
Annual herbs, stems slender, prostrate or erect
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or the upper ones alternate, petiolate or sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary, pedicellate, ebracteate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2-lipped, tube produced in front as a spur, sometimes spur obscure or very small; posterior lip 2-fid, anterior 3-fid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous; filaments of the anterior pair sharply bent at the base; anthers monothecal by confluence, cohering in pairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, septicidal, valves reflexing, entire or partly bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, reticulate-fulveolate.
[FTEA]

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 Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0