6857.000 Oxypetalum R. Br.

Description of the genus

Erect annual or perennial herbs, latex white. Roots fibrous. Leaves petiolate, blade herbaceous. Inflorescence umbelliform; corolla campanulate to salver-shaped, tube cylindric; lobes free at tips. Seeds flattened, oblong.

Worldwide: Over 100 species in Central and South America, one species naturalised in Australia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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coeruleum (D. Don ex Sweet) Decne.

Other sources of information about Oxypetalum:

External websites:

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

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: Oxypetalum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1683, retrieved 27 November 2022

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