7438.000 Nierembergia Ruiz. & Pav.

Description of the genus

Unarmed herbs or small shrubs. Leaves alternate, entire. Inflorescences in terminal or lateral cymes. Flowers actinomorphic or slightly zygomorphic, showy. Calyx ± curved, 10-ribbed and deeply 5-lobed; lobes linear to triangular-lanceolate. Corolla white with a yellow or purple centre or variously coloured; tube long; limb expanded. Stamens 5, arising from the corolla mouth, adnate around the style, exserted. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 23 species from Mexico to Chile, mainly in Argentina

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hippomanica Miers var. violacea MillánS

Other sources of information about Nierembergia:

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Flora of Botswana: Nierembergia
Flora of Mozambique: Nierembergia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Nierembergia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Nierembergia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nierembergia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nierembergia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nierembergia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nierembergia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nierembergia

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: Nierembergia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1256, retrieved 30 July 2016

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