6883.000 Duvalia Haw.

Bruyns, P.V. (2005) Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa

Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. (2017) A revised, phylogenetically-based concept of Ceropegia (Apocynaceae) South African Journal of Botany 112 399-436

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Stems fleshy, glabrous, 4-6-angled, tubercled with rudimentary leaves arising from the centre of the tubercle and minute glandular stipules on either side at the base. Flowers often arising from the base of the stem. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Corolla a raised cushion-like annulus. Corona of two rows; inner and outer well separated vertically; inner flat and disk-like; outer of 5 swollen lobes borne around the staminal column. Follicles erect, glabrous. Seeds with an apical tuft of hairs.

Derivation of name: named after Henry August Duval (1777 - 1814), French botanist.

Comment: More recent phylogenetic evidence has led to the forming of a very broad concept of the genus Ceropegia including the genus Brachystelma and all known genera within the Stapeliae (Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P., 2017). However we follow Goyder et Al. in Flora Zambesiaca 7(2), 2020 where the inclusion of the Stapeliad genera has not been accepted.

Worldwide: 17 species in Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Duvalia polita var. polita

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polita N.E. Br. var. polita [DD]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Duvalia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1157, retrieved 12 June 2024

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