6351.010 Limonium Mill.

Description of the genus

Perennial, rarely annual, herbs or small shrubs. Inflorescence paniculate, often corymbose; spikes secund, sometimes grouped into compact terminal heads; spikelets 1–several-flowered, 2–several-bracteate, with a small fleshy bracteole at the base of each bract. Calyx 5-lobed, funnel shaped, 5-nerved; corolla with short tube or petals connate only at base. Fruit a capsule, membranous, 1-seeded, enclosed in persistent calyx, indehiscent or irregularly dehiscent. Seed dark brown or black, long, narrow, slightly flattened, tapering slightly towards apex.

Worldwide: c. 350 species, cosmopolitan, commonly in maritime habitats and arid areas of the N hemisphere

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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dufourei (Girard) Kuntze
vulgare Mill.

Other sources of information about Limonium:

External websites:

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

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: Limonium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1843, retrieved 29 May 2022

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