7474.000 Calceolaria L. - Slipper flowers

Description of the genus

Perennial or annual herbs or subshrubs. Leaves simple, pinnatifid or pinnate, opposite or whorled; margins toothed, rarely entire. Inflorescences in paired cymes or thyrses. Flowers bisexual, strongly zygomorphic. Sepals fused. Petals fused, 2-lipped; upper lip hooded, lower lip (especially in the cultivated forms) very large and inflated and ± slipper-like; inner side of lower lip usually with glands; yellow, rarely white, red or violet, often with red or brown spots. Stamen filaments attached to petals; anthers basifixed. Ovary superior to partly inferior; carpels fused, placentation axial. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: c. 260 species from Mexico to Chile

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Calceolaria tripartita

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tripartita Ruiz & Pav.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Calceolaria:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Calceolaria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Calceolaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Calceolaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Calceolaria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Calceolaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Calceolaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Calceolaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Calceolaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Calceolaria
Plants of the World Online: Calceolaria
Tropicos: Calceolaria
Wikipedia: Calceolaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Calceolaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2303, retrieved 16 June 2024

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