1207.000 Sprekelia Heist.

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

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Leaves bright green. Inflorescence single-flowered; spathe bracts fused below. Flowers extremely zygomorphic; red; tube very short; tepals narrow, one outer etect, two inner spreading laterally, remaining tepals declinate. Fruit capsule. Seeds black.

Worldwide: 2 species from Mexico and Guatemala

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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formosissima Herb.

Other sources of information about Sprekelia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sprekelia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1639, retrieved 27 February 2024

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