7955.000 Whitfieldia Hook.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves opposite, ovate, entire. Inflorescence a terminal raceme. Flowers red or white. Calyx with 5 coloured petaloid segments. Corolla 5-lobed, two-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous. Fruit a hairless capsule. Seeds 2-4, spherical, hairless.

Derivation of name: after Mr Thomas Whitfield, collector of plants in West Africa

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Whitfieldia:

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Flora of Zambia: Whitfieldia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Whitfieldia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Whitfieldia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1612, retrieved 25 April 2024

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