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Published In: Just's Botanischer Jahresbericht 27(1[3]): 452. 1901. (Just's Bot. Jahresber.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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General/Distribution: A small genus of c. 8 species, natives of C. America and Southern U.S., widely cultivated as ornamentals in warmer climates; represented here by 3 or 4 species cultivated in our gardens. Most of the species are self-fertile and interspecific hybrids are produced easily (Faruqi et al, l.c.). Vegetative propagation takes place easily and abundantly. Pigment variation in leaves and increase in the density of hairs have also been noticed by placing the plants in a room avoiding direct sunlight.


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Differs from Zebrina Schnizl. by its unstriped leaves, corolla connate at the base, without a conspicuous tube.

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1 Ovary pubescent. Anther connectives narrow and thick Setcreasea brevifolia
+ Ovary glabrous. Anther connectives broad and membranous (2)
2 (1) Leaves reddish-purple, elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers deeply pink Setcreasea purpurea
+ Leaves greenish, lanceolate or oblong-elliptic. Flowers pinkish Setcreasea pallida
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