8012.000 Graptophyllum Nees

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, opposite; margins entire or toothed; blade often showy, variegated or coloured. Inflorescence a terminal short panicle of subsessile cymes, or of axillary and solitary flowers; bracts shorter than the calyx; calyx small with 5 shallow, equal lobes. Corolla red or purple, cylindric, strongly 2-lipped; tube curved. Stamens 2. Ovary bilocular. Fruit a capsule. Seeds 2-4, compressed.

Worldwide: 10 species in Australia and SW Pacific

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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pictum (L.) Griff.

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

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: Graptophyllum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1604, retrieved 25 November 2020

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