1295.000 Aristea Sol. ex Aiton

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, with rhizomes. Leaves distichous, mostly basal. Stems terete to flattened, often strongly winged. Inflorescences composed of 2-nate rhipidia, these 1-many. Flowers actinomorphic, blue, lasting one morning only, twisting spirally as they go over, deliquescent. Tepals free ± to base, spreading horizontally. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 50 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Aristea ecklonii

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica PaxEDescription, Image
angolensis BakerN,C,EDescription, Image
ecklonii BakerE,SDescription, Image
woodii N.E. Br.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aristea:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aristea
Flora of Mozambique: Aristea
Flora of Zambia: Aristea

External websites:

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

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: Aristea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=383, retrieved 2 September 2014

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