7196.000 Caryopteris Bunge

Stewart, J.L. & Brandis D. (1874) The Forest Flora of North-West and Central India Wm. H. Allen & Co.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs with 4-sided glabrous branches. Leaves, opposite, lanceolate, with entire of crenate margins. Flowers blue or white, sweet-scented in axillary cymes, opposite or in whorls of 4-6. Calyx in 5 segments. Corolla tube twice the length of the calyx. Fruit a dry capsule with 4 valves.

Worldwide: 7 species native to east Asia.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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odorata (D. Don) B.L. Rob.

Other sources of information about Caryopteris:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Caryopteris

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Caryopteris.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2071, retrieved 14 June 2024

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