3674.000 Spartium L.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Shrubs, unarmed, often with leafless branches. Leaves rare, 1-foliolate. Flowers showy, bright yellow, in terminal many-flowered racemes, bracts minute. Calyx split at back; teeth 5, upper 2 free, lower 3 connate into a lip. Petals: upper large wings obovate, keel incurved, longer than wings, claw adnate to the staminal tube. Fruit a pod, linear-oblong, flat, dehiscent, 2-valved. Seeds many.

Worldwide: Species 1, from the Mediterranean region, now naturalised in Gauteng and the Cape.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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junceum L.

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External websites:

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

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: Spartium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1812, retrieved 16 April 2024

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