7616.000 Sopubia Buch-Ham. ex D. Don

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves opposite or whorled or upper alternate, usually linear, entire or deeply pinnatifid. Inflorescence a terminal raceme or spike. Calyx 5-toothed, campanulate; the teeth white-woolly inside. Corolla with short tube and 5 spreading lobes. Stamens 4; anthers 2-thecous, one cell perfect, the other much smaller, sterile. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 60 species occurring in the tropical Old World and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Sopubia mannii var. mannii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis Engl.N,W,C,S
eminii Engl.W,E,SDescription, Image
karaguensis Oliv. var. karaguensis WDescription, Image
karaguensis Oliv. var. macrocalyx O. J. HansenN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
mannii Skan var. mannii W,C,EDescription, Image
mannii Skan var. tenuifolia (Engl. & Gilg) HepperN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
mannii Skan[Agg]N,W,C,E,S
parviflora Engl.N,C,E
ramosa (Hochst.) Hochst.N,C,E,S
simplex (Hochst.) Hochst.N,W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Sopubia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Sopubia
Flora of Caprivi: Sopubia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sopubia
Flora of Malawi: Sopubia
Flora of Mozambique: Sopubia
Flora of Zambia: Sopubia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sopubia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sopubia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sopubia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sopubia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Sopubia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sopubia
JSTOR Plant Science: Sopubia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sopubia
Plants of the World Online: Sopubia
Tropicos: Sopubia
Wikipedia: Sopubia

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: Sopubia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1294, retrieved 14 April 2024

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