6346.000 Ceratostigma Bunge

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers in 3-bracteate 1–2-flowered spikelets grouped into compact terminal and axillary heads. Calyx tubular, 5-ribbed, somewhat scarious; corolla tubular, with patent limb. Fruit a capsule, membranous, 1-seeded, enclosed in the persistent calyx, dehiscent by splitting into 5 valves at base. Seed dark brown, narrowly ovoid, tapering markedly towards tip.

Derivation of name: Horned stigma; the shape of the stigmatic head

Worldwide: 8 species, extending from NE tropical Africa to China and SE Asia

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

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griffithii C.B. Clarke
plumbaginoides Bunge
willmottianum Stapf

Other sources of information about Ceratostigma:

External websites:

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

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: Ceratostigma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2082, retrieved 13 August 2022

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