3164.050 Echeveria DC.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs or subshrubs; glabrous to hirsute; stem none or tall, branching or not. Leaves scattered along the stems, usually (ob)lanceolate and mucronate, often glaucous or highly coloured. Inflorescence racemose, paniculate or rarely spicate thyrsoids or cymose. Sepals reflexed or appressed but usually somewhat expanding, almost completely free; corolla cylindric to pentagonal to urceolate; petals imbricate, white through yellow and orange to red, rarely green, inner surface usually with nectar cavity at base. Fruit widely divergent follicles. Seeds reticulate or smooth.

Worldwide: 140 species in Southern USA, Mexico, Central and South America.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

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

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: Echeveria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1743, retrieved 28 May 2022

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