3319.000 Spiraea L.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Many-stemmed shrubs, usually less than 2 m. tall. Leaves simple; blades narrow to ovate, toothed; no stipules. Inflorescence terminal erect and many flowered or lateral, a fewer flowered umbel or corymb. Flowers small, 5-parted; calyx lobes triangular; petals circular, white or pink, spreading. Fruit dry, pod-like. Seeds small.

Derivation of name: Theophrastus' name for a plant used for making garlands

Worldwide: Over 100 species in the temperate northern hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

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SpeciesContent
cantoniensis Lour.
douglasii Hook. var. menziesii (Hook.) C. Presl
prunifolia Siebold & Zucc.
thunbergii Siebold ex Blume
× bumalda Burv.

Other sources of information about Spiraea:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Spiraea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2159, retrieved 21 March 2019

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