6924.000 Fockea Endl.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Massive lianas, or erect to twining herbs arising from subterranean, or partially exposed tubers; latex white. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence extra-axillary, umbelliform. Corolla rotate, fused part not extending beyond the corona; lobes linear, spreading. Fruit consisting of pendulous follicles. Seeds flattened, ovate with a narrow marginal rim.

Worldwide: 6 species in southern Africa and 2 further species in East Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Fockea multiflora

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustifolia K. Schum.N,W,C,SImage
multiflora K. Schum.N,W,CImage

Other sources of information about Fockea:

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Flora of Botswana: Fockea
Flora of Caprivi: Fockea
Flora of Malawi: Fockea
Flora of Mozambique: Fockea
Flora of Zambia: Fockea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Fockea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Fockea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Fockea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fockea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fockea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Fockea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1172, retrieved 19 February 2017

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