3355.000 Duchesnea Sm.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, perennial; rhizome short; stolons procumbent, long filiform bearing adventitious roots and forming plantlets at nodes. Stipules paired, adnate to base of petiole, persistent. Leaves radical, several; stolon leaves alternate, long-petiolate; lamina trifoliate, leaflets with margins dentate. Inflorescence axillary, ebracteate, flowers solitary; sepals 5, persistent; epicalyx segments 5, larger than and alternating with sepals, margin incised; petals 5, yellow, obovate. Fruit aggregates of achenes formed from enlarged receptacle, hemispheric or turbinate, fleshy; achenes seated on surface of aggregated fruit, compressed, ovoid, minute. Seeds reniform, smooth.

Worldwide: Species 2; Europe to South East Asia and Japan.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Duchesnea indica

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indica (Andrews) FockeImage

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Duchesnea

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

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: Duchesnea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2150, retrieved 25 September 2022

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