7939.000 Dyschoriste Nees

Description of the genus

Suffrutices or small shrubs. Inflorescence of axillary cymes or solitary. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla distinctly 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous. Capsule cylindric. Seeds bearing hygroscopic hairs; seeds 2 per loculus.

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and warm regions

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Zizula hylax (Gaika blue) Food plant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
thunbergiifolia (S. Moore) LindauDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dyschoriste:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dyschoriste
Flora of Malawi: Dyschoriste
Flora of Mozambique: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zambia: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Dyschoriste
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dyschoriste

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dyschoriste
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dyschoriste
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dyschoriste
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dyschoriste
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dyschoriste

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dyschoriste.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1331, retrieved 27 July 2016

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