8656.000 Canarina L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, terrestrial or epiphytic, glabrous with abundant white latex; roots thickened, fleshy; stems herbaceous, terete and hollow; most leaf axils producing small, rudimentary, accessory shoots. Leaves opposite or ternate, petiolate. Inflorescence flowers solitary in dischasial forks or terminal. Flowers large pendent (-5)6(-7)merous throughout; calyx lobes entire or sometimes dentate, erect, spreading, or reflexed; corolla funnelform or campanulate, lobes short. Fruit baccate with persistent calyx. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical Africa (2) and Canary Islands (1).

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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eminii Asch. & Schweinf.N

Other sources of information about Canarina:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Canarina.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2450, retrieved 23 June 2021

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