6470.000 Gomphostigma Turcz.

Description of the genus

Undershrubs or herbs with woody base. Leaves opposite, sessile. Inflorescence a terminal raceme. Lower bracts leafy, decreasing in size towards apex. Pedicels suberect. Flowers 4-merous. Sepals equal. Style persistent. Fruit a capsule, splitting into 4 parts.

Worldwide: 2 species in southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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Other sources of information about Gomphostigma:

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Flora of Botswana: Gomphostigma
Flora of Zambia: Gomphostigma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gomphostigma

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Gomphostigma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1091, retrieved 6 June 2023

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