2393.000 Corbichonia Scop.

Description of the genus

Glabrous, ± succulent, annual or perennial herb. Leaves alternate, entire, apiculate. Inflorescence a terminal cyme. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual. Perianth segments 5, free. Conspicuous petaloid staminodes present (leading to an impression of a large number of petals). Stamens many. Ovary superior, of 5 united carpels. Styles 5. Fruit a 5-valved, loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 2 species: one in SW Africa, the other in tropical Africa and Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Corbichonia decumbens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
decumbens (Forssk.) ExellN,W,E,SDescription, Image
rubriviolacea (Friedrich) C. JeffreySImage

Other sources of information about Corbichonia:

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Flora of Botswana: Corbichonia
Flora of Malawi: Corbichonia
Flora of Mozambique: Corbichonia

External websites:

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

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: Corbichonia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=555, retrieved 30 July 2016

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