2541.000 Anemone L.

Manning, J.C. & Goldblatt, P. (2013) A taxonomic review of the dry-fruited species of Anemone (Ranunculaceae) in southern Africa Bothalia 43(1) 1-13

Manning, J.C., Goldblatt, P. & Hoot, S.B. (2009) The genus Knowltonia subsumed within Anemone Bothalia 39(2) 217-219

Description of the genus

Perennial, rhizomatous herbs, rarely shrublets. Basal leaves alternate, petiolate, simple, palmate or ternately compound; cauline leaves, if present, 1-5, in whorls of 2-4 partly fused leaves. Inflorescence a solitary terminal flower or flowers borne in two or three times compound umbelliform cymes, these surrounded by involucres of simple or compound leaves. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals numerous, petaloid. Petals 0. Stamens numerous. Carpels numerous, each with one pendulous ovule. Fruit a cluster of achenes or sometimes drupes.

Derivation of name: A name used by Theophrastus; possibly a corruption of Naaman, a Semitic name for Adonis, from whose blood sprung the crimson-flowered Anemone coronaria

Worldwide: About 200 species, cosmopolitan, but mainly in the Northern Hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Anemone transvaalensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
transvaalensis (Szyszyl.) Burtt DavyEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Anemone:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Anemone
Flora of Mozambique: Anemone
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Anemone

External websites:

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

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: Anemone.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1848, retrieved 25 September 2016

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