5274.000 Viola L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herb. Stipules laciniate, foliaceous, eglandular. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence of single flowers in the leaf axils. Petals unequal, the anterior larger and sessile.

Worldwide: c. 400 species in temperate zones, especially the N hemisphere and the Andes

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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

hederacea Labill.

Other sources of information about Viola:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Viola
Flora of Mozambique: Viola
Flora of Zambia: Viola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Viola

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Viola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=970, retrieved 3 June 2023

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