7955.000 Whitfieldia Hook.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves opposite, ovate, entire. Inflorescence a terminal raceme. Flowers red or white. Calyx with 5 coloured petaloid segments. Corolla 5-lobed, two-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous. Fruit a hairless capsule. Seeds 2-4, spherical, hairless.

Derivation of name: after Mr Thomas Whitfield, collector of plants in West Africa

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Whitfieldia elongata

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elongata (P. Beauv.) C.B. ClarkeImage

Other sources of information about Whitfieldia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Whitfieldia
Flora of Zambia: Whitfieldia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Whitfieldia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1612, retrieved 25 September 2022

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