911.010 Gibasis Raf.

Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1984) The European Garden Flora. Vol. II. Monocotyledons (Part II). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Perennial, creeping herb (in ours) and sprawling stems. Cymes simple, stalked, borne in pairs or umbels in a terminal inflorescence. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals and petals free. Stamens 6, all similar fertile, bearded. Ovary 3-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit a dehiscent capsule.

Worldwide: 11 species in tropical America, mainly Mexico

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Gibasis pellucida

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pellucida (M. Martens & Galeotti) HuntDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gibasis:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Gibasis

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

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: Gibasis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2087, retrieved 7 July 2022

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