9228.000 Dahlia Cav.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, with tuberous roots. Leaves opposite, imparipinnate; leaflets usually ovate and toothed. Capitula long-pedunculate, heterogamous; ray-florets male or neuter; disk-florets bisexual. Achenes flattened. Pappus 0 or composed of 2 small teeth.

Derivation of name: Dahlia: from Andreas Dahl, a Swedish botanist, 1751-1789.

Worldwide: 29 species in the mountains of Mexico to Columbia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Dahlia sp. (cultivar)

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Other sources of information about Dahlia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Dahlia

External websites:

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

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: Dahlia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1530, retrieved 20 June 2024

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