5855.000 Hedera L.

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

Evergreen root climbers with hairs; shoots either vegetative, woody and clinging by adventitious roots or reproductive shoots ascending to erect, ending in the inflorescence. Leaves from vegetative shoots circular or angular, glossy on the upper side. Inflorescence of terminal umbels; flowers greenish, 5-parted. Fruit drupe-like.

Worldwide: Number of species uncertain, ranging from 5-22. Common from Mediterranean to Japan.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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canariensis Willd.
helix L. subsp. helix

Other sources of information about Hedera:

External websites:

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

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: Hedera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1665, retrieved 7 December 2023

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