7992.000 Aphelandra R. Br.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or herbs; stems soft-woody to succulent. Leaves opposite, petiolate; blades elongated to elliptic, often strongly variegated and showy in cultivated species; margins entire. Inflorescence of terminal spikes; bracts large, overlapping, often coloured. Flowers sessile; corolla tubular, 2-lipped, upper lip entire or 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed; 4 fertile stamens. Fruit with a short stalk; valves recurved after opening. Seeds usually 4, disc-shaped.

Worldwide: 175 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Aphelandra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1601, retrieved 24 November 2020

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