3109.000 Cadaba Forssk.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, unarmed or with spine-tipped lateral branchlets. Leaves simple; margin entire. Flowers ± zygomorphic. Sepals 4, ± equal. Petals 0 or 2-4. Disk large and conspicuous. Androgynophore elongated, longer than the sepals. Stamens 4-8. Ovary on an elongated gynophore, 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent or tardily dehiscent, cylindric.

Worldwide: 30 species in the Old World tropics, mostly Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Colotis evippe (Smoky orange tip) Food plant
Eronia leda (Autumn-leaf vagrant, Oranges-and-lemons) Larval food plant
Cadaba kirkii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aphylla (Thunb.) WildSDescription
kirkii Oliv.N,W,CDescription, Image
natalensis Sond.SDescription
termitaria N.E. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cadaba:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cadaba
Flora of Caprivi: Cadaba
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cadaba
Flora of Malawi: Cadaba
Flora of Mozambique: Cadaba
Flora of Zambia: Cadaba

External websites:

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

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: Cadaba.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=632, retrieved 1 December 2023

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