7966.000 Eranthemum L.

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

Perennial herbs or shrubs; stem nodes swollen. Leaves simple, opposite; margins entire. Inflorescence consisting of erect racemes with relatively long and conspicuous bracts; calyx 5-merous with unequal lobes. Corolla almost actinomorphic with a cylindric tube and 5 spreading lobes. Fertile stamens 2. Fruit club-shaped. Seeds up to 4, hairy, slimy when wet.

Worldwide: 30 species from tropical Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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laxiflorum A. Gray
pulchellum Andrews

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External websites:

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

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: Eranthemum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1603, retrieved 25 November 2020

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