2074.080 Actinanthella Balle

Description of the genus

Small hemiparasitic shrubs with simple or forked hairs and a single haustorial attachment. Flowers 1-3, borne in axils; bract cup-shaped with small limb. Corolla tubular below, 5-merous, with radially arranged lobes spreading and later reflexed; tube with basal swelling, constricted above and narrowly funnel-shaped above; filaments erect, upper part thickened and coiling at anthesis, attached nearly halfway up corolla lobes. Berry narrowly obovoid.

Worldwide: 2 species in SE and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
menyharthii (Engl. & Schinz ex Schinz) BalleN,W,E,S

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Flora of Mozambique: Actinanthella
Flora of Zambia: Actinanthella

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Actinanthella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=494, retrieved 22 May 2019

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