5465.000 Dais L.

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate. Inflorescence a dense terminal, spherical head of flowers. Involucral bracts rigid, persistent. Calyx tube cylindric, often curved; lobes (4) 5, outer slightly larger than inner. Petals 0. Stamens 10, twice as many as the calyx lobes. Ovary 1-locular.

Derivation of name: Dais - torch; referring to the flower heads.

Worldwide: 25 species in southern Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Dais cotinifolia

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

cotinifolia L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Dais:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Dais
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dais

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dais
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dais
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dais
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dais
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dais
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dais
JSTOR Plant Science: Dais
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dais
Plants of the World Online: Dais
Tropicos: Dais
Wikipedia: Dais

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dais.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1000, retrieved 31 May 2024

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