2541.000 Anemone L.

Manning, J.C. & Goldblatt, P. (2013) A taxonomic review of the dry-fruited species of Anemone (Ranunculaceae) in southern Africa Bothalia 43(1) 1-13

Manning, J.C., Goldblatt, P. & Hoot, S.B. (2009) The genus Knowltonia subsumed within Anemone Bothalia 39(2) 217-219

Description of the genus

Perennial, rhizomatous herbs, rarely shrublets. Basal leaves alternate, petiolate, simple, palmate or ternately compound; cauline leaves, if present, 1-5, in whorls of 2-4 partly fused leaves. Inflorescence a solitary terminal flower or flowers borne in two or three times compound umbelliform cymes, these surrounded by involucres of simple or compound leaves. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals numerous, petaloid. Petals 0. Stamens numerous. Carpels numerous, each with one pendulous ovule. Fruit a cluster of achenes or sometimes drupes.

Derivation of name: A name used by Theophrastus; possibly a corruption of Naaman, a Semitic name for Adonis, from whose blood sprung the crimson-flowered Anemone coronaria

Worldwide: About 200 species, cosmopolitan, but mainly in the Northern Hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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

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hupehensis (Lemoine) Lemoine

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Flora of Malawi: Anemone
Flora of Mozambique: Anemone
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anemone

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anemone
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Anemone
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Anemone
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iNaturalist: Anemone
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anemone
JSTOR Plant Science: Anemone
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anemone
Plants of the World Online: Anemone
Tropicos: Anemone
Wikipedia: Anemone

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: Anemone.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1848, retrieved 22 May 2024

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