8343.000 Alberta E. Mey.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Stipules interpetiolar, cup shaped and acuminate, deciduous. Leaves decussate, petiolate; lamina leathery, without domata. Inflorescence thyrse, terminal on lateral branches; bracts small to minute. Flowers 5-merous; calyx lobes free, either very unequal (1 or 2 lobes enlarged) or sub-equal (all lobes enlarged); enlarged calyx lobes brightly coloured; corolla zygomorphic to actinomorphic, tubes curved or straight, cylindric and gradually widening above, lobes small acuminate, contorted to left in bud. Fruit crowned by persistent calyx lobes (enlarged lobes wing-like), dry. Seeds elongated, ventrally concave.

Worldwide: 6 species: 1 in South Africa; 5 in Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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magna E. Mey.

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External websites:

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

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: Alberta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2125, retrieved 29 May 2023

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