7035.000 Wigandia Kunth

Description of the genus

Large perennial herbs or (in ours) shrubs. Leaves very large, simple, covered with sticky hairs; margin dentate. Inflorescence of terminal scorpioid cymes. Flowers sessile. Calyx deeply lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, violet. Stamens exserted. Ovary 1-locular. Styles 2. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing by 2 valves.

Derivation of name: Named after Johannes Wigand, 1523-1587, Prussian bishop and writer on plants.

Worldwide: 2-3 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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

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

urens (Ruiz & Pavon) Kunth var. caracasana (Kunth) D.N. GibsonDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Wigandia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Wigandia

External websites:

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

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: Wigandia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1191, retrieved 30 May 2024

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