7436.000 Petunia Juss.

Description of the genus

Unarmed herbs, usually viscid. Leaves mostly alternate, the upper sometimes in pairs and appearing opposite. Inflorescence a solitary flower, arising from a pair of leaf-like bracts. Calyx deeply divided, almost to the base, slightly accrescent in fruit. Stamens 5, included. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous, minute.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and warm regions of S America

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Scopula minorata Larval foodplant
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
× hybrida (Hook.) Vilm.C
integrifolia (Hook.) Schinz & Thell.W

Other sources of information about Petunia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Petunia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Petunia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Petunia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1255, retrieved 27 November 2020

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