7450.000 Brunfelsia L.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate; lamina oblong, base narrowed, cuneate or blunt, margins entire, apex acuminate to rounded. Inflorescence cincinnal cymes, or reduced to solitary flowers; terminal or axillary; 1 –many-flowered bracts, 1-3 per flower, caduceus. Flowers white, pink turning yellow, purple fading to mauve or white; calyx gamosepalous, tubular to campanulate, green or purplish, 5-dentate, teeth persistent; corolla gamopetalous, slightly zygomorphic, tube cylindric. Fruit capsular or sub-baccate. Seeds few to numerous, reddish brown.

Derivation of name: for Otto Brunfels (c. 1488-1534), German physician and botanist.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical America.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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americana L.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Brunfelsia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Brunfelsia

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Brunfelsia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1624, retrieved 28 February 2021

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