3004.000 Erysimum L. - Wallflowers


Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, pubescent throughout. Leaves simple, narrow; margins entire to pinnatifid, pubescent with 2-4 pronged hairs. Inflorescence of racemes. Sepals 4 erect or connivent; petals yellow to pink or red, obovate or spathulate, narrowed into a long claw. Fruit elongate, 4-angled, hairy; seeds in 1 row.

Worldwide: 150 species native to the Mediterranean, south-west Asia, Micronesia and North America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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cheiri (L.) Crantz

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

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: Erysimum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2104, retrieved 28 May 2024

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