7939.000 Dyschoriste Nees

Description of the genus

Suffrutices or small shrubs. Inflorescence of axillary cymes or solitary. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla distinctly 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous. Capsule cylindric. Seeds bearing hygroscopic hairs; seeds 2 per loculus.

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and warm regions

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Zizula hylax (Gaika blue) Food plant
Dyschoriste hildebrandtii

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alba S. MooreN,C,E
albiflora LindauN
capricornis C.B. ClarkeE
hildebrandtii (S. Moore) S. MooreN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
nagchana (Nees) BennetW,C,EDescription, Image
pilifera Hutch. N
trichocalyx (Oliv.) Lindau subsp. verticillaris (C.B. Clarke) VollesenC,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dyschoriste:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dyschoriste
Flora of Malawi: Dyschoriste
Flora of Mozambique: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zambia: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Dyschoriste
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dyschoriste

External websites:

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

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: Dyschoriste.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1331, retrieved 28 June 2016

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