7616.000 Sopubia Buch-Ham. ex D. Don

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves opposite or whorled or upper alternate, usually linear, entire or deeply pinnatifid. Inflorescence a terminal raceme or spike. Calyx 5-toothed, campanulate; the teeth white-woolly inside. Corolla with short tube and 5 spreading lobes. Stamens 4; anthers 2-thecous, one cell perfect, the other much smaller, sterile. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 60 species occurring in the tropical Old World and S Africa

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Sopubia mannii var. mannii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis Engl.N,W,C,S
eminii Engl.W,E,S
karaguensis Oliv. var. karaguensis WDescription
karaguensis Oliv. var. macrocalyx O. J. HansenN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
mannii Skan[Agg]N,W,C,E,S
mannii Skan var. mannii W,C,EDescription, Image
mannii Skan var. tenuifolia (Engl. & Gilg) HepperN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
parviflora Engl.N,C,E
ramosa (Hochst.) Hochst.N,C,E,S
simplex (Hochst.) Hochst.N,W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Sopubia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Sopubia
Flora of Malawi: Sopubia
Flora of Mozambique: Sopubia
Flora of Zambia: Sopubia

External websites:

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

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: Sopubia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1294, retrieved 25 October 2016

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