FZ.11. Bonatea Willd.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs with fleshy, tuberous roots. Stem leafy. Inflorescence terminal. Flowers resupinate. Dorsal sepal free; laterals partly united. Petals 2-lobed. Lip free from the column, 3-lobed, bearing a cylindric spur. Stigmas projecting from the front of the column.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical and South Africa; also Arabia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Bonatea speciosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
antennifera RolfeW,SDescription
cassidea Sond.EDescription
speciosa (L.f.) Willd.[DD]W,C,E,SDescription, Image
steudneri (Rchb. f.) T. Durand & SchinzW,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bonatea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Bonatea
Flora of Caprivi: Bonatea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Bonatea
Flora of Mozambique: Bonatea
Flora of Zambia: Bonatea

External websites:

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

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: Bonatea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=411, retrieved 19 April 2024

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