5633.000 Tibouchina Aubl. - Glory bushes

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

Herbs, shrubs or small trees. Leaf blades 3-7-veined. Inflorescence of mostly terminal bracteate clusters. Floral tube usually hairy. Calyx lobes usually 5, deciduous or not. Ovary free, 5-celled. Fruit a woody capsule. Seeds numerous, coiled, warty.

Worldwide: c. 350 species ranging from Mexico and the West Indies to northern Argentina.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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granulosa (Desr.) Cogn.

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

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: Tibouchina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2505, retrieved 2 December 2022

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