6503.000 Chironia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves cauline and in a basal rosette (often not persisting). Flowers 5-merous in a lax few-many flowered cyme. Calyx 5-lobed, without basal glands; lobes sometimes winged. Corolla tube 5-lobed. Ovary 1-locular. Stigma ± capitate or 2-lobed. Capsule septicidally 2-valved.

Worldwide: c. 15 species in subsaharan Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
elgonensis BullockNN
flexuosa Baker N,W,CCb,N,Lk
laxiflora BakerNN
palustris Burch. subsp. transvaalensis (Gilg) I. Verd.B,N,W,C,SCb,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chironia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Chironia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chironia
Flora of Malawi: Chironia
Flora of Mozambique: Chironia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chironia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Chironia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1099, retrieved 4 March 2024

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