5804.000 Oenothera - Evening primroses
Description of the genus
Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, entire to pinnatifid. Flowers in axils of often reduced leaves. Bracteoles 0. Hypanthium present. Sepals 4. Petals 4, yellow, white or purplish-rose. Stamens 8. Stigma deeply 4-lobed. Seeds glabrous. Evening primroses, so called because they often flower in the evening.
Worldwide: 124 species in mainly temperate America, but widely naturalised elsewhere in the world.
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
Other sources of information about Oenothera:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: OenotheraFlora of Mozambique
: OenotheraFlora of Zambia
: OenotheraFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): OenotheraFlora Zambesiaca
web site: OenotheraGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for OenotheraIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): OenotheraKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Oenothera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1025, retrieved 22 January 2017