3237.000 Escallonia Mutis ex L.f.

Stace, C.A. (2010) New Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Evergreen shrubs, up to 3 m with arching branches. Leaves simple, alternate, glossy with serrated margins, petiolate, without stipules. Flowers aromatic on racemes or panicles; Sepals 5, arising from the hypanthium; petals 5, free, longer than the calyx with distinct claw. Ovary inferior. Fruit a capsule.

Derivation of name: for Jose Antonio Escallon y Elorez, 1739-1819, Spanish administrator, physician, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: About 40 species native to north and south America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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rubra (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. var. macrantha (Hook. & Arn.) Reiche

Other sources of information about Escallonia:

External websites:

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

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: Escallonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1754, retrieved 26 February 2024

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