Description of the genus
Large perennial herbs or (in ours) shrubs. Leaves very large, simple, covered with sticky hairs; margin dentate. Inflorescence of terminal scorpioid cymes. Flowers sessile. Calyx deeply lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, violet. Stamens exserted. Ovary 1-locular. Styles 2. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing by 2 valves.
Derivation of name: Named after Johannes Wigand, 1523-1587, Prussian bishop and writer on plants.
Worldwide: 2-3 species in tropical America
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
|urens (Ruiz & Pavon) Kunth var. caracasana (Kunth) D.N. Gibson||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Wigandia:Flora of Zimbabwe
: native/naturalised Wigandia pageePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center): WigandiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: WigandiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for WigandiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): WigandiaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Wigandia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1191, retrieved 21 May 2013