7919.000 Sanchezia Ruiz. & Pav.

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

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs, mostly glabrous. Leaves large, simple, opposite, strongly pinnate-veined; with numerous cystoliths. Inflorescence of solitary flowers or fascicles. Bracts large and showy. Flowers also large and showy, red, yellow, purple or orange; calyx 5-merous; corolla tube cylindric, 5-lobed. Stamens 2. Fruit an oblong capsule. Seeds 6-8, orbicular.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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parvibracteata Hook. f.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sanchezia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sanchezia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1611, retrieved 23 October 2021

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