7955.000 Whitfieldia Hook.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves opposite, ovate, entire. Inflorescence a terminal raceme. Flowers red or white. Calyx with 5 coloured petaloid segments. Corolla 5-lobed, two-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous. Fruit a hairless capsule. Seeds 2-4, spherical, hairless.

Derivation of name: after Mr Thomas Whitfield, collector of plants in West Africa

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
elongata (P. Beauv.) C.B. ClarkeNLp,NImage

Other sources of information about Whitfieldia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Whitfieldia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Whitfieldia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Whitfieldia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1612, retrieved 26 March 2023

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