1295.000 Aristea Sol. ex Aiton

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, with rhizomes. Leaves distichous, mostly basal. Stems terete to flattened, often strongly winged. Inflorescences composed of 2-nate rhipidia, these 1-many. Flowers actinomorphic, blue, lasting one morning only, twisting spirally as they go over, deliquescent. Tepals free ± to base, spreading horizontally. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 50 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica PaxN,WCb,NDescription, Image
angolensis BakerN,WCb,NDescription, Image
nyikensis Baker N,WNw,N
torulosa KlattWCbDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Aristea
Flora of Malawi: Aristea
Flora of Mozambique: Aristea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aristea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aristea

External websites:

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

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: Aristea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=383, retrieved 21 April 2024

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