Iochroma cyaneum (Lindl.) M.L. Green

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Iochroma cyaneum

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Greystone Park NR

Iochroma cyaneum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Synonyms: Habrothamnus cyaneus Lindl.
Iochroma lanceolatum Miers
Iochroma tubulosum Benth.
Common names: Blue cestrum (English)
Frequency: Rare escape
Status: Introduced
Shrub to 3 mm. Leaves alternate, entire; apex acute. Umbels terminal and supra-axillary; flowers purple-blue. Corolla tube slightly curved.
Derivation of specific name: cyaneum: blue
Habitat: By stream side in shady riverine forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1480 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Colombia
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Saturday 17 December 2005

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Iochroma cyaneum
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Iochroma cyaneum
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Iochroma cyaneum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Iochroma cyaneum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Iochroma cyaneum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Iochroma cyaneum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Iochroma cyaneum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Iochroma cyaneum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Iochroma cyaneum
JSTOR Plant Science: Iochroma cyaneum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Iochroma cyaneum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Iochroma cyaneum
Plants of the World Online: Iochroma cyaneum
Tropicos: Iochroma cyaneum
Wikipedia: Iochroma cyaneum

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: Species information: Iochroma cyaneum., retrieved 23 October 2020

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