6343.000 Plumbago L. - Leadworts

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs. Inflorescence an elongated terminal spike. Calyx tubular, 5-ribbed. Stamens free. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit dehiscing in a ring near the base, often splitting into 5 valves from below.

Derivation of name: Plumbago: Latin for lead, of doubtful application

Worldwide: 24 species in tropical and warm regions

Botswana: 1 taxon.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Scopula minorata
Plumbago zeylanica

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
zeylanica L.N,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Plumbago:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Plumbago
Flora of Malawi: Plumbago
Flora of Mozambique: Plumbago
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Plumbago
Flora of Zambia: Plumbago
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plumbago
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Plumbago

External websites:

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

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 Botswana: Genus page: Plumbago.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1067, retrieved 27 March 2023

Site software last modified: 12 October 2020 10:40pm
Terms of use