7880.000 Kohleria Regel

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs, sub-shrubs or perennial herbs; terrestrial or epiphytic; rhizomes scaly; stems usually erect, sometimes decumbent. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-4, petiolate; lamina hairy. Inflorescence few-flowered, of fasciculate to umbellate cymes, or solitary, from leaf or bract axils; sepals erect or recurved, equalling or larger than floral tube; corolla somewhat zygomorphic, red or greenish; hirsute outside. Fruit a capsule, dry, dehiscing into 2 valves.

Worldwide: 17 species in Western Cordillera from Peru to Mexico, Venezuela, Trinidad and Guianas.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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hirsuta (Kunth) Regel

Other sources of information about Kohleria:

External websites:

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

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: Kohleria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1762, retrieved 30 May 2024

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