8329.000 Hamelia Jacq.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite or, usually in our species, in whorls of 3; interpetiolar stipules present. Flowers in terminal cymes. calyx with 5 short erect lobes. Corolla tubular, lobes very short. Stamens 5; inserted near base of corolla-tube. Ovary 5-locular. Fruit a small spherical to ovoid berry; seeds numerous, minute.

Derivation of name: Named after Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau, a French botanist, 1700-1781.

Worldwide: 16 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Hamelia patens

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patens Jacq.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Hamelia:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Hamelia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hamelia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1171, retrieved 9 August 2022

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