3082.000 Cleome L.

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

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

SpeciesContent
gynandra L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Cleome:

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Flora of Botswana: Cleome
Flora of Caprivi: Cleome
Flora of Malawi: Cleome
Flora of Mozambique: Cleome
Flora of Zambia: Cleome
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cleome

External websites:

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

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: Cleome.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=627, retrieved 1 October 2016

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