D. Don

Edinburgh New Philos. J. 17: 158. 1834 ,.

Etymology: For Zenobia, third-century queen of Palmyra, a city-state in Syria
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 506. Mentioned on page 376, 496, 504.

Shrubs, (glabrous, often glaucous). Stems erect, twigs glabrous. Leaves deciduous to semipersistent; blade elliptic to elliptic-ovate or ovate, coriaceous, margins irregularly and shallowly serrulate-crenulate or entire, plane, surfaces finely hairy, glabrescent; venation reticulodromous or brochidodromous. Inflorescences axillary racemes of (2–)5–12-flowered corymbs, or solitary flowers, borne on leafless stems. Flowers: sepals 5, distinct, ovate to ovate-deltate; petals 5, connate ca. 3/4 their lengths, white, corolla broadly campanulate, lobes much shorter than tube; stamens 10, included; filaments straight, flattened, dilated proximally, glabrous, without spurs; anthers with 4 awns, dehiscent by oblong pores, (disintegration tissue present in connective); pistil 5-carpellate; ovary 5-locular; stigma truncate. Fruits capsular, 5-valved, depressed-globose, dry. Seeds 40–200, ovoid; testa smooth. x = 11.


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