5465.000 Dais L.

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate. Inflorescence a dense terminal, spherical head of flowers. Involucral bracts rigid, persistent. Calyx tube cylindric, often curved; lobes (4) 5, outer slightly larger than inner. Petals 0. Stamens 10, twice as many as the calyx lobes. Ovary 1-locular.

Derivation of name: Dais - torch; referring to the flower heads.

Worldwide: 25 species in southern Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Dais cotinifolia

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cotinifolia L.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dais:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Dais
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dais

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dais.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1000, retrieved 24 November 2020

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