7082.000 Amsinckia Lehm.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, often laxly decumbent, hispid or setose. Leaves alternate, usually lanceolate. Flowers in terminal helicoid, usually ebracteate cymes. Calyx with 5 lanceolate lobes; accrescent. Corolla yellow or orange with a cylindric tube; lobes 5, swollen at base. Fruit of 5 nutlets, usually verrucose.

Worldwide: About 15 species, mainly in Central America, 2 introduced to southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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micrantha Suksd.C

Other sources of information about Amsinckia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Amsinckia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1198, retrieved 27 January 2022

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