7593.000 Digitalis L.

Description of the genus

Biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate. Flowers nodding, borne in terminal 1-sided racemes. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla with a long tube, shortly 5-lobed, the two upper lobes forming an obscurely lobed upper lip, the lowest usually longer and more prominent. Stamens 4. Capsule dehiscing septicidally. Seeds numerous, small.

Derivation of name: Latin for finger of a glove, referring to the corolla shape.

Worldwide: c. 19 species in Europe, the Mediterranean region extending to C Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Digitalis purpurea

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purpurea L.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Digitalis:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Digitalis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Digitalis

External websites:

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

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: Digitalis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1287, retrieved 29 May 2016

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