6787.000 Gomphocarpus R. Br.

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 Unpublished list.

Goyder, D.J. & Nicholas, A. (2001) A revision of Gomphocarpus R. Br. Kew Bulletin 56 769-836

Description of the genus

Short-lived perennial sub-shrubs or pyrophytic herbs. Rootstock usually a fibrous tap root, never tuberous. Latex white. Leaves generally opposite. Inflorescences consisting of extra-axillary nodding umbels. Corolla lobes spreading or reflexed, commonly with a line of long white hairs along the right margin. Corona with 5 well-developed cucullate lobes. Pollinia flattened. Stigma head flat. Follicles generally 1, inflated (in ours). Seeds with a tuft of hairs. Closely related to Asclepias.

Worldwide: 20 species, native to drier parts of Africa and neighbouring parts of Arabia, Sinai, Israel and Jordan

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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Wikipedia: Gomphocarpus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gomphocarpus

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Gomphocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1136, retrieved 18 January 2021

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