832.010 Syngonanthus Ruhland

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennial herbs, usually hairy, the hairs often glandular. Leaves in a basal rosette, woolly in the axils. Involucral bracts in several series. Floral bracts 0. Receptacle woolly with long hairs surrounding the flowers. Flowers 3-merous. Petals usually eglandular. Male flowers: sepals connate below the middle into a tube with free lobes; petals completely connate into a membranous tube; stamens 3, as many as the petals; anthers white or yellowish. Female flowers: sepals free; petals connate in the middle, the bases and tips free; ovary with 3 carpels; style 3-branched at the tip, the branches usually alternating with 3 swollen-tipped glandular appendages. Seeds ellipsoid to cylindric.

Worldwide: c. 200 species, mainly in South America; 14 species known from tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
longibracteatus KimpouniN,C,S
wahlbergii (Wikstr. ex Körn.) Ruhland var. wahlbergii W,C,E
wahlbergii (Wikstr. ex Körn.) Ruhland var. sinkabolensis S.M. PhillipsC

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Flora of Malawi: Syngonanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Syngonanthus
Flora of Zambia: Syngonanthus

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Syngonanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Syngonanthus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Syngonanthus
Wikipedia: Syngonanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Syngonanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Syngonanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Syngonanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=314, retrieved 1 February 2023

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