1162.000 Wachendorfia Burm.

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

Description of the genus

Herbs; rhizomes red. Leaves linear, glabrous to hirsute; margins entire. Inflorescence a raceme with numerous 3-4 helicoid cymes; axes and bracts canescent. Flowers zygomorphic, yellow to purplish, imbricate. Fruit ovoid, trilobed, canescent. Seeds ovoid with dark brown tomentum.

Worldwide: 4 species in South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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thyrsiflora Burm.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Wachendorfia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1766, retrieved 4 June 2023

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