7436.000 Petunia Juss.

Description of the genus

Unarmed herbs, usually viscid. Leaves mostly alternate, the upper sometimes in pairs and appearing opposite. Inflorescence a solitary flower, arising from a pair of leaf-like bracts. Calyx deeply divided, almost to the base, slightly accrescent in fruit. Stamens 5, included. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous, minute.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and warm regions of S America

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Scopula minorata
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axillaris Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

Other sources of information about Petunia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Petunia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Petunia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Petunia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1255, retrieved 20 May 2024

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