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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External websites:

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

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: Gelsemium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1822, retrieved 30 September 2023

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