5804.000 Oenothera L. - Evening primroses

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, entire to pinnatifid. Flowers in axils of often reduced leaves. Bracteoles 0. Hypanthium present. Sepals 4. Petals 4, yellow, white or purplish-rose. Stamens 8. Stigma deeply 4-lobed. Seeds glabrous. Evening primroses, so called because they often flower in the evening.

Worldwide: 124 species in mainly temperate America, but widely naturalised elsewhere in the world.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Oenothera tetraptera

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Flora of Botswana: Oenothera
Flora of Mozambique: Oenothera
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Oenothera

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oenothera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oenothera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oenothera
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iNaturalist: Oenothera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oenothera
JSTOR Plant Science: Oenothera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oenothera
Plants of the World Online: Oenothera
Tropicos: Oenothera
Wikipedia: Oenothera

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: Oenothera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1025, retrieved 26 May 2024

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