7035.000 Wigandia Kunth

Description of the genus

Large perennial herbs or (in ours) shrubs. Leaves very large, simple, covered with sticky hairs; margin dentate. Inflorescence of terminal scorpioid cymes. Flowers sessile. Calyx deeply lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, violet. Stamens exserted. Ovary 1-locular. Styles 2. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing by 2 valves.

Derivation of name: Named after Johannes Wigand, 1523-1587, Prussian bishop and writer on plants.

Worldwide: 2-3 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Wigandia urens var. caracasana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
urens (Ruiz & Pavon) Kunth var. caracasana (Kunth) D.N. GibsonCDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Wigandia:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Wigandia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Wigandia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1191, retrieved 18 November 2019

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