Sutera (plant)

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Sutera
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Sutera cordata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Tribe: Limoselleae
Genus: Sutera
Roth
Species

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Sutera is a genus of annual and perennial flowering plants and shrubs of the family Scrophulariaceae mainly confined to Africa.

Taxonomy[edit]

Sutera cordata was named Manulea cordata in 1800 by Thunberg. Bentham renamed it Chaenostoma in 1836, Kuntze changed it to Sutera in 1891 on the grounds of synonymy.[clarification needed] In 1994 Hilliard considered the two names subgenera of Sutera, but in 2005 Kornhall and Bremer separated the two again, placing S. cordata in Chaenostoma.[1]

Selected species:

References[edit]

a sutera cordata plant on a balcony

External links[edit]

  • Pretoria National Botanical Garden: Chaenostoma cordata
  • Kristo Pienaar: South African 'What Flower Is That'? Struik, 2003. ISBN 1-86872-441-7 ISBN 978-1-86872-441-3
  • Aluka: Sutera