2074.200 Oncocalyx Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs, glabrous or with simple hairs and a single haustorial attachment. Flowers in clusters or 206 in an umbel with a very short peduncle. Corolla 5-merous, usually joined to less than halfway, opening with a V-shaped slit on one side, developing vents when mature; mostly yellow in colour, sometimes banded red and white or greenish; tube constricted above a basal swelling or narrow throughout; lobes linear, erect, recurved or revolute. Stamen filaments attached at base of corolla lobes or above. Berry obovoid, red, often with a persistent calyx.

Worldwide: 13 species from Arabia to southern and eastern parts of Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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bolusii (Sprague) Wiens & PolhillS

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Flora of Mozambique: Oncocalyx

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

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: Oncocalyx.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=500, retrieved 23 May 2019

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