7450.000 Brunfelsia L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate; lamina oblong, base narrowed, cuneate or blunt, margins entire, apex acuminate to rounded. Inflorescence cincinnal cymes, or reduced to solitary flowers; terminal or axillary; 1 –many-flowered bracts, 1-3 per flower, caduceus. Flowers white, pink turning yellow, purple fading to mauve or white; calyx gamosepalous, tubular to campanulate, green or purplish, 5-dentate, teeth persistent; corolla gamopetalous, slightly zygomorphic, tube cylindric. Fruit capsular or sub-baccate. Seeds few to numerous, reddish brown.

Derivation of name: for Otto Brunfels (c. 1488-1534), German physician and botanist.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical America.

Mozambique: 3 cultivated taxa.

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americana L.
australis Benth.
uniflora (Pohl) D. Don

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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Brunfelsia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Brunfelsia

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

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: Brunfelsia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1624, retrieved 24 July 2024

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