6470.000 Gomphostigma Turcz.

Description of the genus

Undershrubs or herbs with woody base. Leaves opposite, sessile. Inflorescence a terminal raceme. Lower bracts leafy, decreasing in size towards apex. Pedicels suberect. Flowers 4-merous. Sepals equal. Style persistent. Fruit a capsule, splitting into 4 parts.

Worldwide: 2 species in southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Gomphostigma virgatum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
virgatum (L.f.) Baill.N,W,C,E,SImage

Other sources of information about Gomphostigma:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Gomphostigma
Flora of Zambia: Gomphostigma
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gomphostigma

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Gomphostigma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1091, retrieved 14 December 2018

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