7118.000 Echium L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial strigose herbs. Leaves lanceolate. Inflorescence consisting of cymes or panicles, terminal; flowers often pedicellate. Calyx 5-parted; lobes linear-lanceolate; corolla blue, purple or pink, campanulate or tubular, distinctly zygomorphic, usually pubescent outside. Fruit consisting of nutlets, usually light brown, straight or ovoid.

Worldwide: >40 species in Africa, W Asia and Europe.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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candicans L.f.

Other sources of information about Echium:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Echium

External websites:

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

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: Echium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1200, retrieved 24 April 2024

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