0912.000 Callisia Loefl.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Bromilow, C. (2010) Problem Plants and Alien Weeds of South Africa Briza Publications, South Africa

Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1984) The European Garden Flora. Vol. II. Monocotyledons (Part II). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves succulent. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual. Inflorescences of paired cymes, lacking the conspicuous bracts found in Tradescantia, either sessile in the axils of the upper leaves or in stalked compound cymes. Sepals (2)3. Petals (2)3, white or pink. Stamens 6 or 1-3; all similar; filaments hairless, rarely bearded; anthers with broad connectives. Ovary 2-3-locular; ovules 2 per loculus. Capsule spherical.

Worldwide: c. 20 species, native to tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Callisia repens

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Other sources of information about Callisia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Callisia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Callisia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2386, retrieved 25 June 2019

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