7012.000 Cobaea Cav.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, climbing via tendrils. Leaves alternate, pinnatisect, usually ending in a branched tendril. Flowers violet to bright green or white, solitary, borne on long peduncles in the axils. Calyx large, 5-parted; segments leaf-like. Corolla campanulate or broadly cylindric, 5-lobed. Stamens and style declinate, exserted. Capsule leathery, 3-valved. Seeds broadly winged.

Derivation of name: named after Father Cobo, a 17th century Spanish naturalist

Worldwide: c. 10 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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Other sources of information about Cobaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Cobaea

External websites:

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

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: Cobaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1844, retrieved 6 June 2023

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