Dyerophytum

Kuntze
Source: 
SSA
Synonym(s): 
Vogelia Lam.: 148, t. 149 (1792); Wright: 425 (1906).
Description: 
Shrublets or shrubs, +/- scaly. Leaves alternate, entire. Inflorescences dense, terminal spikes; bracts and bracteoles small. Calyx: tube 5-winged and with 5 strong midribs, strongly transversely wrinkled, ending in 5 teeth, persistent. Corolla funnel-shaped, 5-lobed. Stamens: anthers oblong, emarginating at base. Ovary +/- 5-angled; style terminal, with 5 branches, hairy, stigmatose on inner surfaces. Capsule circumscissile at base and splitting upwards into 5 valves.
Distribution: 
Species 3, India, Arabia, Socotra and Africa; 1 in sthn Afr.: Dyerophytumafricanum (Lam.) Kuntze, Namibia, Northern and Western Cape.
Classification: 

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