Freylinia Colla

First published in Hortus Ripul.: 56 (1824)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is NE. Tanzania, Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

Descriptions

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular, ellipsoid; ovules many; stigma capitate, globose or ovoid; style thick, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit bilocular, ovoid, capsular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds discoid, with membranous testa and winged margin.
Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or subshrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, verticillate or scattered, sessile to shortly petiolate, entire or toothed in upper half.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of terminal and axillary cymes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-partite, campanulate, lobes ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, imbricate in bud.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5-lobed; tube funnel-shaped or subcylindric, straight, longer than calyx; lobes spreading, almost flat, imbricate in bud.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens four, didynamous, occasionally with a fifth rudimentary and sterile stamen present, included; filaments terete or linear; anthers shortly oblong, with two parallel thecae.
[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, verticillate or alternate, ± sessile, margins entire or toothed in the upper half
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence cymose, terminal or axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5-lobed; tube funnel-shaped or subcylindric, straight; lobes much shorter than the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, occasionally a rudimentary fifth stamen present, inserted about or above the middle of the corolla tube or deep in the throat, included or scarcely exserted; anthers bithecal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary 2-locular; style thick, linear, scarcely exserted; stigma capitate or globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit an ovoid, obtuse capsule, septicidal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds linear or quadrate in outline or ellipsoid with membranous testa and a marginal wing.
[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