8676.000 Platycodon A. DC.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Glabrous perennial herbs; stems branched, up to 1 m tall; rhizomes thick and fleshy. Leaves sometimes opposite, sessile or with short petioles; blades ovate. Flowers erect, cup-shaped, solitary on long stalks, purple, blue, pink or white; buds greatly inflated. Fruit a capsule, opening at the apex by 5 valves.

Worldwide: A single variable species native to East Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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grandiflorum A. DC.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Platycodon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2090, retrieved 2 December 2023

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