7691.000 Pyrostegia C. Presl

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Climbers. Leaves opposite, compound; leaflets (in ours) 2 with a terminal 3-fid tendril. Flowers reddish-orange, borne in terminal or axillary panicles. Calyx (in ours) truncate. Corolla tubular. Stamens exserted. Disk annular. Capsule long, linear.

Derivation of name: Greek for fire and roof, referring to the colour of the flowers and the shape of the upper lip.

Worldwide: 3-4 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Pyrostegia venusta

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venusta (Ker Gawl.) MiersDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pyrostegia:

External websites:

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

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: Pyrostegia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1698, retrieved 19 June 2024

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