5494.000 Lawsonia L.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs, glabrous, fragrant; old stems spinescent. Leaves elliptic, ovate or obovate, base narrowed into a short petiole, apex acute, obtuse or sub-acuminate. Inflorescence panicles, terminal. Flowers fragrant, 4-merous, white or yellowish-white; hypanthium cupular, much shorter than calyx, peltate in fruit; epicalyx lacking; petals corrugate, obovate, obtuse; sepals ovate. Fruit capsule, globose, irregularly dehiscent. Seeds pyramidal.

Worldwide: Species 1 in Africa and Asia.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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inermis L.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Lawsonia

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lawsonia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1826, retrieved 29 March 2023

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