6503.000 Chironia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves cauline and in a basal rosette (often not persisting). Flowers 5-merous in a lax few-many flowered cyme. Calyx 5-lobed, without basal glands; lobes sometimes winged. Corolla tube 5-lobed. Ovary 1-locular. Stigma ± capitate or 2-lobed. Capsule septicidally 2-valved.

Worldwide: c. 15 species in subsaharan Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Chironia purpurascens subsp. humilis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gratissima S. MooreEDescription, Image
krebsii Griseb.EDescription, Image
palustris Burch. subsp. transvaalensis (Gilg) I. Verd.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
purpurascens (E. Mey.) Benth. & Hook. f. subsp. humilis (Gilg) I. Verd.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chironia:

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Flora of Botswana: Chironia
Flora of Malawi: Chironia
Flora of Mozambique: Chironia
Flora of Zambia: Chironia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Chironia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1099, retrieved 27 January 2023

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