7487.000 Asarina Mill.


Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Mostly climbing herbs. Leaves usually triangular and palmately veined, alternate, at least above. Flowers axillary, showy. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped, white, pink, purple or blue; tube slightly gibbous; throat lacking a palate. Stamens 4. Capsule with 2 equal cells.

Differs from Antirrhinum in the climbing habit, the palmately-veined leaves, the lack of a palate (in most species) and the equal cells in the capsule.

Worldwide: c. 15 species of mostly climbing herbs in Europe and N. America, many in Mexico.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Asarina erubescens

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

barclaiana (Lindl.) Penn.Description
erubescens (D. Don) Penn.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Asarina:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Asarina
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Asarina
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Asarina
Wikipedia: Asarina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Asarina
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Asarina

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Asarina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2133, retrieved 21 May 2022

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