7192.000 Holmskioldia Retz.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs, evergreen, scandent; young branches quadrangular. Leaves ovate or elliptic-ovate; margins entire to coarsely dentate; apex shortly acuminate, abaxially gland-dotted. Inflorescence of cymes or racemes, rarely panicles, dense, pedunculate, axillary or terminal; bracts lanceolate. Flowers brick-red to orange; calyx petaloid, margins entire with minute dots; corolla tube curved, broadening upward, crimson, unequally 5-lobed. Fruit a drupe, obovoid to globose; 4-lobed, sub-fleshy, enclosed by persistent, enlarged coloured calyx.

Worldwide: 1 species from Himalayas to Burma.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Holmskioldia sanguinea

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sanguinea Retz.Image

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Holmskioldia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Holmskioldia

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

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: Holmskioldia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2332, retrieved 29 September 2022

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