3686.000 Parochetus Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, prostrate, rooting at nodes. Stipules free of somewhat adnate to petiole. Leaves digitately trifoliate, leaflets obcordate, margins entire or shallowly lobed; petioles long. Inflorescence umbellate, 2-4-flowered, or flowers sometimes solitary, axillary; bracts stipule-like. Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed; petals blue or purplish, glabrous, deciduous. Fruit linear-oblong, acute, somewhat compressed. Seeds may reniform, hilum lateral.

Worldwide: 2 species 1 in tropical Asia and 1 in tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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africanus Polhill

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Flora of Malawi: Parochetus

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Parochetus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Parochetus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Parochetus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Parochetus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Parochetus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Parochetus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2059, retrieved 13 December 2017

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