Hedbergia Molau

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 8: 194 (1988)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs, sometimes shrubby, erect to scrambling, branched below, becoming tufted, pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, sessile, crenate or serrate, decreasing in size above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, shortly pedicellate, ebracteolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4-lobed; lobes straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla subrotate, 5-lobed; limb weakly bilabiate but not separated into galea and lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous; anther thecae 2, equal, parallel, mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style simple, filiform; stigma entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, white, longitudinally winged.
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Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs, sometimes shrubby, erect to scrambling, branched below, becoming tufted, pubescent.  Leaves opposite, sessile, crenate or serrate, decreasing in size above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, shortly pedicellate, ebracteolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla subrotate, 5-lobed; limb weakly bilabiate but not separated into galea and lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous; anther thecae 2, equal, parallel, mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Style simple, filiform; stigma entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, white, longitudinally winged.
Note
Monotypic genus of tropical Africa. Molau described this genus as distinct from Bartsia L. by reason of its 5-lobed, subrotate, not markedly bilabiate, and non-galeate corolla.
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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 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