7016.000 Gilia Ruiz & Pavon

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, rarely slightly shrubby. Leaves alternate or opposite, entire, toothed, lobed or divided. Calyx teeth of equal length. Corolla campanulate to funnel- or salver-shaped. Stamens 5, attached at the same height on the corolla tube. Capsule 3-valved, rupturing the calyx when mature.

Derivation of name: named after the Spanish botanist Felipe Luis Gil of the latter half of the 18th century

Worldwide: 25 species in NW and W North America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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hybrida (A.Vilm.) Brand

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External websites:

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

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: Gilia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1866, retrieved 1 October 2022

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