7377.000 Nicandra Adans.

Description of the genus

Glabrous annual. Leaves simple, ovate, toothed to ± lobed. Flowers solitary, axillary. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, each lobe with two sagittate wings at base, enlarging and enclosing the fruit. Corolla campanulate, shallowly lobed. Ovary 3-5-locular. Fruit a dry berry.

Derivation of name: Named after Nicander, poet of Colophon.

Worldwide: Native of Peru, now naturalised in warmer countries throughout the world

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Nicandra physalodes

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physalodes (L.) Gaertn.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Nicandra:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Nicandra
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Nicandra
Flora of Malawi: Nicandra
Flora of Mozambique: Nicandra
Flora of Zambia: Nicandra

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nicandra
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nicandra
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nicandra
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nicandra
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nicandra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nicandra
JSTOR Plant Science: Nicandra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nicandra
Plants of the World Online: Nicandra
Tropicos: Nicandra
Wikipedia: Nicandra

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: Nicandra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1244, retrieved 30 November 2023

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