6447.000 Gelsemium Juss.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs, or straggling to twining climbers. Stipules reduced to interpetiolar line. Leaves opposite, rarely verticillate, lamina margins entire. Inflorescence of cymes, many- or few-flowered fascicles to solitary, axillary and terminal. Flowers 5-merous; sepals imbricate; corolla funnelform, lobes imbricate. Fruit a capsule, ovoid to narrowly ellipsoid. Seeds several, winged.

Worldwide: 3 species in North America, East and South East Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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sempervirens (L.) J.St.-Hil.

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

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: Gelsemium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1822, retrieved 30 September 2022

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