3042.000 Matthiola W.T. Aiton - Stocks

Description of the genus

Annual herbs to subshrubs, branched, with often dense greyish or whitish tomentum of branched and sometimes also glandular hairs. Leaves undivided to pinnatifid. Racemes ebracteate, with rather few showy flowers, elongate in fruit. Sepals erect, the inner saccate. Petals purplish, violet or sordid white, distinctly clawed. Ovary linear. Fruit a siliqua, linear, terete or dorso-ventrally compressed, without transverse septa. Seeds uniseriate, suborbicular, compressed, often winged.

Worldwide: 55 species: Macaronesia, Europe and the Mediterranean area

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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longipetala (Vent.) DC.

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External websites:

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

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: Matthiola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2098, retrieved 27 February 2024

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