2338.000 Gomphrena L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with entire, opposite leaves. Inflorescences subspherical, elongating to become cylindric, subtended (in ours) by a pair of sessile leaves. Bracts present, persistent in fruit. Flowers bisexual, each solitary in the axil of each bract. Bracteoles 2, laterally flattened, winged (in ours) along the dorsal surface of the midrib. Tepals 5, erect, free or almost so, ± lanate on the back. Stamens 5. Seeds ovoid, flattened.

Derivation of name: ancient classical name for an amaranth.

Worldwide: c. 120 species in tropical and warm America and Australia, naturalised in the Old World tropics.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Gomphrena:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Gomphrena
Flora of Caprivi: Gomphrena
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gomphrena
Flora of Malawi: Gomphrena
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Gomphrena
Flora of Mozambique: Gomphrena
Flora of Zambia: Gomphrena
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Gomphrena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gomphrena
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gomphrena

External websites:

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

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: Gomphrena.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=540, retrieved 1 October 2023

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