6632.010 Cascabela Raf.


Description of the genus

Hairless shrubs or small trees. Leaves spirally arranged. Flowers usually yellow, less often apricot, orange or white, borne in terminal pedunculate cymes. Calyx with glands inside at base. Corolla funnel-shaped; tube cylindric; limb campanulate with 5 hairy scales at throat. Disk 0. Ovary 2-lobed and 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit a fleshy drupe.

Worldwide: 6 species from Mexico to tropical South America.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Cascabela:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cascabela

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cascabela.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1654, retrieved 6 February 2023

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