6979.000 Bonamia Thouars

Description of the genus

Shrubby climbers. Leaves entire. Inflorescences of dense, usually many-flowered, axillary or terminal cymes or panicles. Sepals equal or subequal. Corolla funnel-shaped, blue (in ours) or white, with mid-petaline areas hairy. Stamens 5. Ovary 2-locular. Styles 2, quite or almost separate, or joined for about half their length. Capsule 4-valved. Seeds 2-4.

Worldwide: c. 40 species, widespread in the tropics.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Bonamia spectabilis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
spectabilis (Choisy) Hallier f.N,CDescription, Image
velutina Verdc.S

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

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: Bonamia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1178, retrieved 4 February 2023

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