3526.000 Cercis L.

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves cordate with entire margins. Inflorescence consisting of sessile fascicles of pedicellate flowers borne on the stems of the previous year and opening before the leaves. Calyx irregular, 5-toothed. Corolla irregular, the upper petal the smallest; lower petals largest, distinct. Stamens 10, distinct. Fruit narrowly oblong, thin and flat, several-seeded, strongly margined along the upper suture.

Worldwide: About 10 species native to warm temperate regions.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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SpeciesContent
occidentalis Torr.
siliquastrum L.

Other sources of information about Cercis:

External websites:

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

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: Cercis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1796, retrieved 24 July 2024

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