3164.000 Cotyledon L.

Description of the genus

Succulent subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves opposite and decussate or whorled, sometimes subrosulate, fleshy, flat to terete, usually entire. Inflorescences terminal on a long peduncle, cymose (in ours). Flowers 5-merous, showy, pendulous (in ours). Calyx shorter than corolla tube. Corolla gamopetalous; tube ± cylindric, 5-angled. Stamens 10. Carpels 5, free.

Worldwide: C. 10 species in Africa; mostly South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger)
Cotyledon barbeyi

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
barbeyi Schweinf. ex BakerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cotyledon:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cotyledon
Flora of Mozambique: Cotyledon

External websites:

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

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: Cotyledon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=642, retrieved 18 April 2014

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