7474.000 Calceolaria L. - Slipper flowers

Description of the genus

Perennial or annual herbs or subshrubs. Leaves simple, pinnatifid or pinnate, opposite or whorled; margins toothed, rarely entire. Inflorescences in paired cymes or thyrses. Flowers bisexual, strongly zygomorphic. Sepals fused. Petals fused, 2-lipped; upper lip hooded, lower lip (especially in the cultivated forms) very large and inflated and ± slipper-like; inner side of lower lip usually with glands; yellow, rarely white, red or violet, often with red or brown spots. Stamen filaments attached to petals; anthers basifixed. Ovary superior to partly inferior; carpels fused, placentation axial. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: c. 260 species from Mexico to Chile

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Calceolaria tripartita

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tripartita Ruiz & Pav.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Calceolaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Calceolaria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Calceolaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2303, retrieved 16 December 2018

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