Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Asparagales

Behniaceae

Luzuriagaceae

Cowley, J. (2008) Behniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1)

Obermeyer, A.A. (1992) Philesiaceae (Luzuriagaceae) Flora of Southern Africa 5(3)

Description of the family

Unarmed climbers in forests with woody stems arising from rhizomes with swollen roots. Leaves alternate, sessile, parallel veined. Stipules 0. Flowers in few-flowered axillary cymes. Tepals in 2 whorls of 3, forming a short tube. Stamens in 2 whorls of 3. Ovary 3-locular. Fruit a berry.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 1 species from tropical southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Behnia reticulata

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Behnia Didr.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Behniaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Behniaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Behniaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Behniaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Behniaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=170, retrieved 6 December 2016

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