2158.000 Sarcophyte Sparrm.

Description of the genus

Dioecious reddish parasites, with a large irregular tuber, which does not produce rhizomes. Leaves scale-like, many, spirally arranged. Inflorescence much-branched, bearing unisexual flowers. Male plants: inflorescence branches bearing flowers in groups of 2-4 on short secondary branches, each branch subtended by a bract; male flowers 3(-4)-merous. Female plants: inflorescence branches with 5-12 subglobular spadix-like clusters of ± 200 flowers sunk in a common receptacle; style 0. Fruit a syncarp the fruits forming a spherical berry.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring in Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Sarcophyte piriei

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
piriei Hutch.N,W,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Sarcophyte:

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Flora of Malawi: Sarcophyte
Flora of Mozambique: Sarcophyte
Flora of Zambia: Sarcophyte

External websites:

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

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: Sarcophyte.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=509, retrieved 6 February 2023

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