5642.000 Heterocentron Hook. & Arn.


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

Erect shrubs or creeping perennial herbs. Leaf blades pinnately, or three-veined. Inflorescence of terminal bracteate cymes, or flowers solitary and terminal. Floral tube cylindric; sepals persistent. Petals 4, white, pink or magenta. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous, coiled, warty.

Worldwide: About 25 species found only in the mountains of Mexico and Central America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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macrostachyum Naudin

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

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: Heterocentron.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2506, retrieved 6 December 2022

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