3109.000 Cadaba Forssk.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, unarmed or with spine-tipped lateral branchlets. Leaves simple; margin entire. Flowers ± zygomorphic. Sepals 4, ± equal. Petals 0 or 2-4. Disk large and conspicuous. Androgynophore elongated, longer than the sepals. Stamens 4-8. Ovary on an elongated gynophore, 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent or tardily dehiscent, cylindric.

Worldwide: 30 species in the Old World tropics, mostly Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Colotis evippe (Smoky orange tip)
Cadaba kirkii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
aphylla (Thunb.) WildSDescription
kirkii Oliv.N,W,CDescription, Image
natalensis Sond.SDescription
termitaria N.E. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription

Other sources of information about Cadaba:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Cadaba
Flora of Zambia: Cadaba

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cadaba.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=632, retrieved 20 September 2014

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