7471.000 Diascia Link & Otto

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Herbs, annual or perennial; stems usually slender, diffuse or erect, sometimes rigid. Leaves opposite or rosulate at the base, upper ones sometimes alternate, variously shaped, margins variously dentate; upper leaves often somewhat different. Flowers solitary, axillary or in terminal racemes. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla usually tubular, tube very short. Fruit a capsule. Seeds many, brown, usually curved.

Worldwide: About 60 species in southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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barberiae Hook. f.

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

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: Diascia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2136, retrieved 24 January 2022

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