7566.000 Hebenstretia L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, sometimes the lower opposite, sometimes appearing fasciculate. Flowers sessile in spikes. Bracts present, longer than calyx. Calyx spathaceous, membranous or hyaline. Corolla tube slender, divided ± to base, with a large 4 (-5)-lobed limb. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on limb. Ovary 2-locular; style entire. Capsule ± ovoid.

Worldwide: 25 spp. in S Africa and the tropics.

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Hebenstretia angolensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis RolfeW,C,E,SDescription, Image
comosa Hochst.E
holubii RolfeW
integrifolia L.W,S
oatesii Rolfe subsp. inyangana Roessler[End][VU]EDescription, Image
oatesii Rolfe subsp. rhodesiana RoesslerEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hebenstretia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hebenstretia
Flora of Malawi: Hebenstretia
Flora of Mozambique: Hebenstretia
Flora of Zambia: Hebenstretia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hebenstretia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hebenstretia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hebenstretia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hebenstretia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hebenstretia

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: Genus page: Hebenstretia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1283, retrieved 25 September 2016

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