6479.000 Exacum L.

Description of the genus

Annual herb (in ours). Stems erect, 4-ridged. Flowers 4-5-merous in axillary cymes. Corolla with a short tube and spreading lobes. Flowers mainly blue, rarely pink or white. Stamens inserted below the sinuses; anthers opening by apical pores; lacking apical and basal glands. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 65 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
oldenlandioides (S. Moore) Klackenb.SDescription, Image
zombense N.E. Br.[NrEnd]S

Other sources of information about Exacum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Exacum
Flora of Mozambique: Exacum
Flora of Zambia: Exacum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Exacum

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Exacum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1093, retrieved 14 June 2024

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