5081.000 Helicteres L.

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

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, margins entire or serrate. Inflorescence solitary or cymose, axillary, rarely terminal; epicalyx lobes minute; calyx tubular, 5-lobed, lobes usually unequal and 2-lipped; petals 5, equal to each other or 2-lipped, clawed, usually with auriculate appendage. Fruit capsule, when mature straight or spirally twisted, usually densely hairy. Seeds verrucose.

Worldwide: Species 60 in tropical America and Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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isora L.

Other sources of information about Helicteres:

External websites:

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

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: Helicteres.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2302, retrieved 2 February 2023

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