2884.000 Coronopus Zinn - Swine-cresses


Description of the genus

Annual to perennial herbs. Leaves pinnately lobed or entire. Flowers in ebracteate racemes, which arise opposite a leaf. Petals whitish, often small or 0. Fertile stamens 2-6. Fruit a flattened 2-lobed silicula, breaking longitudinally into two 1-seeded segments.

Derivation of name: Theophrastus's name, meaning crow's foot, after the leaf shape

Worldwide: 10 species, almost cosmopolitan

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Coronopus didymus

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
didymus (L.) Sm.W,C,EDescription, Image
integrifolius (DC.) Spreng.N,EDescription, Image

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Other sources of information about Coronopus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Coronopus
Flora of Mozambique: Coronopus
Flora of Zambia: Coronopus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coronopus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Coronopus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coronopus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Coronopus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Coronopus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coronopus
JSTOR Plant Science: Coronopus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coronopus
Plants of the World Online: Coronopus
Tropicos: Coronopus
Wikipedia: Coronopus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Coronopus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=614, retrieved 4 March 2024

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