7192.000 Holmskioldia Retz.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs, evergreen, scandent; young branches quadrangular. Leaves ovate or elliptic-ovate; margins entire to coarsely dentate; apex shortly acuminate, abaxially gland-dotted. Inflorescence of cymes or racemes, rarely panicles, dense, pedunculate, axillary or terminal; bracts lanceolate. Flowers brick-red to orange; calyx petaloid, margins entire with minute dots; corolla tube curved, broadening upward, crimson, unequally 5-lobed. Fruit a drupe, obovoid to globose; 4-lobed, sub-fleshy, enclosed by persistent, enlarged coloured calyx.

Worldwide: 1 species from Himalayas to Burma.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Holmskioldia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Holmskioldia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Holmskioldia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Holmskioldia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Holmskioldia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Holmskioldia
JSTOR Plant Science: Holmskioldia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Holmskioldia
Plants of the World Online: Holmskioldia
Tropicos: Holmskioldia
Wikipedia: Holmskioldia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Holmskioldia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2332, retrieved 18 April 2024

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