Delairea Lem.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Scandent, climbing, somewhat succulent perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, petiolate, deltoid-ovate in outline, 3-5 lobed on either side; base cordate, palmately veined. Capitula discoid, in corymbose panicles. Involucre calyculate, narrowly campanulate; phyllaries 8. Disc florets of corolla yellow. Pappus of many fine bristles.

Worldwide: Monotypic genus, endemic to southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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odorata Lem.

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External websites:

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

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: Delairea., retrieved 20 June 2024

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