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: 1 cultivated taxon.

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occidentalis Torr.

Other sources of information about Cercis:

External websites:

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

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: Cercis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1796, retrieved 2 October 2022

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