6632.010 Cascabela Raf.


Description of the genus

Hairless shrubs or small trees. Leaves spirally arranged. Flowers usually yellow, less often apricot, orange or white, borne in terminal pedunculate cymes. Calyx with glands inside at base. Corolla funnel-shaped; tube cylindric; limb campanulate with 5 hairy scales at throat. Disk 0. Ovary 2-lobed and 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit a fleshy drupe.

Worldwide: 6 species from Mexico to tropical South America.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Cascabela thevetia

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

thevetia (L.) LippoldDescription, Image
thevetioides (Kunth) LippoldDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cascabela:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Cascabela

External websites:

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

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: Cascabela.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1654, retrieved 12 June 2024

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