7611.000 Buttonia McKen ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic (per Leistner (2000)), climbing shrub. Leaves opposite, pinnatisect. Flowers solitary in the axils. Calyx inflated in fruit. Corolla: tube funnel shaped, ± curved; lobes 5. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2(-1)-thecal. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule spherical. Our only climbing member of this family.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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natalensis McKen ex Benth.E,S

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Flora of Mozambique: Buttonia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buttonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Buttonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Buttonia
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iNaturalist: Buttonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buttonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Buttonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buttonia
Plants of the World Online: Buttonia
Tropicos: Buttonia
Wikipedia: Buttonia

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: Buttonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1292, retrieved 24 April 2024

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