1248.000 Tacca J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with tuberous or creeping rhizome. Leaves radical, entire or deeply lobed. Flowers umbellate, bisexual, actinomorphic; bracts forming an involucre, the outer broad, the inner (in ours) long and thread-like. Perianth: tube short; lobes 6 in two rows. Stamens 6. Ovary inferior, 1-locular; style short, the three stigmas often petaloid and reflexed over the style. Fruit a berry or rarely opening by valves. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 10 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Tacca leontopetaloides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
leontopetaloides (L.) KuntzeN,W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tacca:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tacca
Flora of Malawi: Tacca
Flora of Mozambique: Tacca
Flora of Zambia: Tacca

External websites:

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

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: Tacca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=374, retrieved 20 June 2024

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