Schwenckia L.

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005) Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4)

Description of the genus

Erect, ascending or sprawling usually herbaceous plants. Leaves alternate, or in clusters, petiolate or sessile, entire. Inflorescence cymes few–many-flowered, terminal, usually laxly paniculiform, occasionally reduced to one flower; pedicels slender. Flowers somewhat zygomorphic; calyx shorter than the corolla tube, tubular or campanulate, 4(5)-lobed, lobes subequal, short, claviform; corolla tubular or sometimes saccate, violet to reddish, yellowish or white, tube elongate, limb small, plicate, oblique, 5-lobed or -dentate, occasionally 2-lipped, lobes overlapping in bud. Fruit capsular, ± globose or ovoid, apiculate, dry, smooth or rugulose, 2-valved, septicidally dehiscent. Seeds several to numerous, minute, sometimes flattened on one side.

Worldwide: A genus with 22 species from Central America and the Antilles southwards to NE Argentina, one species also widespread in Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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americana L. NLp

Other sources of information about Schwenckia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Schwenckia., retrieved 6 July 2022

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