7508.000 Penstemon Schmidel

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

Deciduous or semi-evergreen perennial herbs. Erect stems arising from a rosette of petioled basal leaves. Cauline leaves sessile, oblong. Flowers white to violet or pink in terminal panicle- or raceme-like inflorescences. Calyx herbaceous, deeply 5-parted; corolla tubular or trumpet-shaped, bilabiate, the tube much longer than the lobes. Staminode very prominent. Fruit septicidal.

Worldwide: 250 species mainly in North America.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

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SpeciesContent
barbatus (Cav.) Roth
campanulatus (Cav.) Willd.
hartwegii Benth.

Other sources of information about Penstemon:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Penstemon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2139, retrieved 21 April 2021

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