6917.000 Pergularia L.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Twining herbs (in ours) or twining shrubs. White latex present. Leaves opposite, ovate to almost round, distinctly cordate. Inflorescences extra-axillary, initially umbelliform but lengthening into a raceme. Corolla with a tube and spreading lobes, bearded along the margin. Corona with lobes erect, arching over the column at the apex. Follicles usually paired, reflexed on the pedicel or rarely spreading, fusiform to narrowly ovoid, curved at the apex into a beak, smooth to strongly echinate, hairless or pubescent.

Derivation of name: Pergula: trellis work, referring to climbing habit

Worldwide: 2 species in Africa, Arabia to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. subsp. barbata SDescription, Image
daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. subsp. daemia N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pergularia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pergularia
Flora of Caprivi: Pergularia
Flora of Malawi: Pergularia
Flora of Mozambique: Pergularia
Flora of Zambia: Pergularia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Pergularia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1169, retrieved 28 July 2016

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