5487.000 Heimia Link

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

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs. Leaves opposite-decussate, ternate or alternate, deciduous. Flowers 5-7-merous, solitary. Calyx with appendages. Petals yellow, as many as calyx lobes. Stamens twice as many as calyx lobes. Fruit a capsule, sub-coriaceous.

Worldwide: Species 3, native from Texas to Argentina, Jamaica; one in southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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salicifolia (Kunth) Link & Otto

Other sources of information about Heimia:

External websites:

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

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: Heimia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1824, retrieved 10 June 2023

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