909.000 Dichorisandra J.C. Mikan

Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1984) The European Garden Flora. Vol. II. Monocotyledons (Part II). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Stout perennials, erect (in ours) with leaves spirally arranged. Flowers bilaterally symmetric, borne in a terminal, rarely axillary, inflorescence of compound cymes. Sepals unequal, the upper hooded, often coloured like the petals. Petals hairless, violet blue, often white at base, or white. Stamens 5-6, of more than one type; filaments hairless; anthers opening by apical pores. Ovary 3-locular with several ovules per loculus. Fruit a capsule. Seeds with a fleshy, orange or red, false aril.

Worldwide: c. 38 species in the neotropics

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

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thyrsiflora J.C. MikanImage

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

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: Dichorisandra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1727, retrieved 7 July 2022

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