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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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lampranthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lampranthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lampranthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lampranthus
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iNaturalist: Lampranthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lampranthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Lampranthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lampranthus
Plants of the World Online: Lampranthus
Tropicos: Lampranthus
Wikipedia: Lampranthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lampranthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1631, retrieved 1 June 2023

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