3182.000 Bergenia Moench

Stace, C.A. (2010) New Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Evergreen perennial herbs, clump-forming with stout, scaly rhizome, usually on the soil surface, glabrous. Leaves spirally arranged rosette, large, simple, thick, margins serrate or crenate. Inflorescence a many-flowered panicle on the erect leafless stem; flowers perigynous with cup-shaped hypanthium; sepals 5; petals 5, pink. Fruit a capsule with 2 follicles.

Worldwide: 10 species native to central Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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cordifolia (Haw.) Sternb.

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

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: Bergenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1882, retrieved 26 February 2024

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