3555.000 Colvillea Bojer

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Tree. Leaves large, alternate, 2-pinnate. Inflorescences of racemes. Flowers showy, zygomorphic. Calyx zygomorphic with 4 upper sepals connate. Petals 5, the standard smaller than the other 4 petals. Stamens 10, free, exserted. Fruit an elongated pod.

Derivation of name: Named for Sir Charles Coville, Governor of Mauritius

Worldwide: 1 species endemic to Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Colvillea racemosa

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racemosa BojerDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Colvillea:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Colvillea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Colvillea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Colvillea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Colvillea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Colvillea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Colvillea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1838, retrieved 18 February 2019

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