3164.000 Cotyledon L.

Description of the genus

Succulent subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves opposite and decussate or whorled, sometimes subrosulate, fleshy, flat to terete, usually entire. Inflorescences terminal on a long peduncle, cymose (in ours). Flowers 5-merous, showy, pendulous (in ours). Calyx shorter than corolla tube. Corolla gamopetalous; tube ± cylindric, 5-angled. Stamens 10. Carpels 5, free.

Worldwide: C. 10 species in Africa; mostly South Africa.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
barbeyi Schweinf. ex BakerGI,MDescription, Image
orbiculata L. var. oblonga (Haw.) DC.M

Other sources of information about Cotyledon:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Cotyledon
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cotyledon

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Cotyledon.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=642, retrieved 23 March 2023

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