2182.000 Hydnora Thunb.

Description of the genus

Stems subterranean, warty. Calyx lobes each bearing a white spongy body. Anthers forming a short ± cylindric ring on calyx tube or bent in an inverted V-shape. Stigma 3-5-lobed, bearing numerous radiating lamellae. Fruit spherical, filled with gelatinous pulp. Seeds spherical.

Worldwide: c. 5 species in Arabia, tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Hydnora abyssinica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica A. Braun ex Schweinf.W,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hydnora:

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Flora of Botswana: Hydnora

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

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: Hydnora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=512, retrieved 23 March 2019

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