4239.000 Galphimia Cav.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs, erect, pubescent or glabrous. Leaves margins entire, slender petiole. Inflorescence panicles, terminal, simple or branched; bracts and bractlets minute. Flowers yellow, subulate or lanceolate; calyx usually without glands; sepals 5, narrow, persistent; petals 5 entire or dentate, base abruptly unguiculate, persistent in fruit. Fruit capsules, small, trilobate.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Galphimia:

External websites:

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

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: Galphimia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1832, retrieved 18 January 2022

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