7400.000 Withania Pauquy

Description of the genus

Subshrubby perennial. Leaves entire, petiolate. Flowers in congested clusters. Calyx campanulate, 5-toothed, unwinged, accrescent and enclosing the fruit. Corolla narrowly campanulate with 5 lobes. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a berry.

Derivation of name: after Henry Witham, an English palaeobotanist of the early 19th century.

Worldwide: c.10 species, occurring in the Old World

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Withania somnifera

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
somnifera (L.) DunalN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Withania:

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Flora of Botswana: Withania
Flora of Caprivi: Withania
Flora of Malawi: Withania
Flora of Mozambique: Withania
Flora of Zambia: Withania

External websites:

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

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: Withania.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1246, retrieved 27 March 2023

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