7013.000 Cantua Lam.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate or crowded, entire, ± sessile. Flowers borne in terminal clusters. Corolla with a long tube and short lobes, much exceeding the calyx. Stamens 5, attached at the same height on the corolla tube. Style often exserted. Capsule 3-valved, loculicidal.

Derivation of name: a Peruvian name

Worldwide: 6 species in the Andres

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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SpeciesContent
buxifolia Juss. ex Lam.

Other sources of information about Cantua:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cantua.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1867, retrieved 22 May 2019

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