3164.000 Cotyledon L.

Description of the genus

Succulent subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves opposite and decussate or whorled, sometimes subrosulate, fleshy, flat to terete, usually entire. Inflorescences terminal on a long peduncle, cymose (in ours). Flowers 5-merous, showy, pendulous (in ours). Calyx shorter than corolla tube. Corolla gamopetalous; tube ± cylindric, 5-angled. Stamens 10. Carpels 5, free.

Worldwide: C. 10 species in Africa; mostly South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger) Food plant
Cotyledon orbiculata

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

orbiculata L.[Agg]Description, Image

Other sources of information about Cotyledon:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Cotyledon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cotyledon

External websites:

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

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: Cotyledon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=642, retrieved 19 June 2024

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