Description of the genus
Herbs (in ours), sometimes shrubby below, often glandular. Leaves digitately 3-9-foliolate or rarely simple (monophylla). Flowers zygomorphic, in terminal racemes. Sepals 4, often glandular. Petals 4. Stamens 2-many, all fertile or some sterile. Androgynophore 0 or very short (except in C. gynandra where it is longer than the corolla). Gynophore 0 or short. Fruit a 2-valved, dehiscent capsule, often borne on an elongated gynophore.
Worldwide: 150 species from tropical and warm areas
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
|gynandra L.||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Cleome:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: CleomeFlora of Caprivi
: CleomeFlora of Malawi
: CleomeFlora of Mozambique
: CleomeFlora of Zambia
: CleomeFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): CleomeFlora Zambesiaca
web site: CleomeGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for CleomeIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): CleomeKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cleome.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=627, retrieved 30 July 2016