7449.000 Streptosolen Miers

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs, climbing or sprawling, evergreen or semi-evergreen, stem densely branched, hairy. Leaves alternate, lamina ovate, apex acute or obtuse, surface wrinkled with prominent veination. Inflorescence panicles or sub-corymbose cymes, terminal, hairy; calyx tubular-camanulate, lobes 5, short; corolla tube narrow, spirally twisted at base, yellow-orange or reddish, basally greenish, lobes 5, broad, appearing 2-lipped. Fruit capsules, leathery, dehiscing by 2 bifid valves.

Worldwide: Species 1 in west South America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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jamesonii (Benth.) MiersImage

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Streptosolen.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2109, retrieved 9 April 2020

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