7014.000 Phlox L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves, at least below, opposite and entire, sometimes alternate above. Inflorescences of cymes, panicles or thyrses. Calyx narrow, toothed or lobed, eventually ruptured by the maturing fruit. Corolla showy, salver-shaped; tube narrow and constricted at the throat; lobes obovate to circular. Stamens attached at different heights on the corolla tube. Style usually filiform. Capsule 3-valved, septicidal.

Derivation of name: Greek for flame

Worldwide: 67 species in N America and NE Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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drummondii Hook.
paniculata L.

Other sources of information about Phlox:

External websites:

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

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: Phlox.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1865, retrieved 25 September 2022

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