7939.000 Dyschoriste Nees

Description of the genus

Suffrutices or small shrubs. Inflorescence of axillary cymes or solitary. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla distinctly 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous. Capsule cylindric. Seeds bearing hygroscopic hairs; seeds 2 per loculus.

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and warm regions

Botswana: 4 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Zizula hylax (Gaika blue)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capricornis C.B. ClarkeSE
hildebrandtii (S. Moore) S. MooreNDescription, Image
nagchana (Nees) BennetNDescription, Image
transvaalensis C.B. Clarke

Other sources of information about Dyschoriste:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Dyschoriste
Flora of Mozambique: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zambia: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Dyschoriste
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dyschoriste

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Dyschoriste.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1331, retrieved 9 December 2019

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