7622.000 Buchnera L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, often scabrid and turning black on drying. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple. Inflorescence spicate or with flowers in ± spherical clusters or flowers solitary and axillary. Calyx tubular, 10-ribbed, 4-5-lobed. Corolla with cylindric tube and 5 ± equal lobes. Stamens 4; anthers strictly 1-thecous. Fruit a capsule, without a beak.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in the tropics and subtropics

Zimbabwe: 20 taxa.

Buchnera longispicata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
androsacea Merxm.[End][DD]CDescription
bangweolensis R.E. Fr.N,C
buchneroides (S. Moore) BrenanN,W,C
candida S. MooreN
chimanimaniensis Philcox[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
cryptocephala (Baker) Philcox var. cryptocephala NDescription, Image
eylesii S. MooreN,C,E,SDescription, Image
granitica S. Moore[End][VU]CDescription
henriquesii Engl.N,W,C,E
hispida Buch.-Ham. ex D. DonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
lastii Engl. subsp. lastii E
leptostachya Benth.N
longispicata SchinzN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
multicaulis Engl.N,E
pusilliflora S. Moore[End][DD]N,W,C
randii S. MooreN,W,C,E,S
speciosa SkanE
strictissima Engl. & GilgW,C
subglabra Philcox[NrEnd]EImage
wildii Philcox[NrEnd]EImage

Other sources of information about Buchnera:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Buchnera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1295, retrieved 21 May 2024

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