8190.000 Cinchona L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite, petiolate; stipules free, usually deciduous. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate. Flowers small; calyx lobes 5; corolla salver-shaped, pubescent outside, lobes 5, not overlapping in bud. Fruit a capsule, opening from the base upward. Seeds numerous, winged.

Derivation of name: after the Countess of Chinchon, wife of the viceroy of Peru

Worldwide: About 40 species native to cool upland regions from Costa Rica to Andean South America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Cinchona:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cinchona

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cinchona.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1839, retrieved 23 June 2024

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