7012.000 Cobaea Cav.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, climbing via tendrils. Leaves alternate, pinnatisect, usually ending in a branched tendril. Flowers violet to bright green or white, solitary, borne on long peduncles in the axils. Calyx large, 5-parted; segments leaf-like. Corolla campanulate or broadly cylindric, 5-lobed. Stamens and style declinate, exserted. Capsule leathery, 3-valved. Seeds broadly winged.

Derivation of name: named after Father Cobo, a 17th century Spanish naturalist

Worldwide: c. 10 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Cobaea scandens

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Other sources of information about Cobaea:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cobaea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cobaea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1844, retrieved 20 September 2014

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