2405.066 Lampranthus N.E. 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

Perennial succulent shrubs; stems trailing, much branched with distinct internodes between the leaves, base becoming woody. Leaves finger-shaped or 3-angled with curved bases joined across the stem. Flowers terminal or axillary, showy; calyx 5-lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit a dehiscent capsule. Seeds pear-shaped, rough.

Worldwide: c. 180 species, mainly South Africa, 1 in Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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spp. sensu Biegel

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

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: Lampranthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1631, retrieved 4 July 2022

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