2406.000 Talinum Adans.

Description of the genus

Glabrous perennial herbs (in ours), with annual stems arising from a perennial often tuberous base. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate or rarely sub-opposite or in a rosette. Flowers in terminal or axillary cymes, racemes or panicles or solitary. Sepals 2, opposite. Petals 5 (in ours). Stamens 5-many. Ovary superior, 1-locular; style filiform with 3 stigma lobes. Capsule dehiscing longitudinally by 3 valves.

Worldwide: 39-40 species in southern Africa, C and S America

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Hypolimnas misippus (Common diadem) Food plant
Talinum tenuissimum

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arnotii Hook. f.E,SDescription, Image
caffrum (Thunb.) Eckl. & Zeyh.W,C,E,SDescription
paniculatum (Jacq.) Gaertn.C,EDescription, Image
portulacifolium (Forssk.) Asch. ex Schweinf.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
tenuissimum DinterN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Talinum:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Talinum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=563, retrieved 25 September 2016

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