Description of the genus
Glabrous annual. Leaves simple, ovate, toothed to ± lobed. Flowers solitary, axillary. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, each lobe with two sagittate wings at base, enlarging and enclosing the fruit. Corolla campanulate, shallowly lobed. Ovary 3-5-locular. Fruit a dry berry.
Derivation of name: Named after Nicander, poet of Colophon.
Worldwide: Native of Peru, now naturalised in warmer countries throughout the world
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Nicandra:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: NicandraFlora of Malawi
: NicandraFlora of Mozambique
: NicandraFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): NicandraFlora Zambesiaca
web site: NicandraGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for NicandraIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): NicandraKew 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: Genus page: Nicandra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1244, retrieved 26 July 2016