Description of the genus
Shrubby climbers. Leaves entire. Inflorescences of dense, usually many-flowered, axillary or terminal cymes or panicles. Sepals equal or subequal. Corolla funnel-shaped, blue (in ours) or white, with mid-petaline areas hairy. Stamens 5. Ovary 2-locular. Styles 2, quite or almost separate, or joined for about half their length.
Capsule 4-valved. Seeds 2-4.
Worldwide: c. 40 species, widespread in the tropics
Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.
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Other sources of information about Bonamia:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: BonamiaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): BonamiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: BonamiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BonamiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): BonamiaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Bonamia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1178, retrieved 12 December 2013