3467.000 Elephantorrhiza Benth.

Description of the genus

Small trees, shrubs or suffrutices, unarmed. Leaves 2-pinnate; rhachis eglandular. Inflorescences of axillary spike-like racemes, solitary or clustered. Calyx with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10. Anthers with a caducous apical gland. Pod straight or ± curved; at maturity the valves separating from the persistent margins, the outer layer of the pod wall often peeling off the inner layer, the layers remaining intact or breaking irregularly. Seeds ± flattened.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Elephantorrhiza elephantina

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burkei Benth.WDescription, Image
elephantina (Burch.) SkeelsN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
goetzei (Harms) Harms[Agg]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
goetzei (Harms) Harms subsp. goetzei N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
goetzei (Harms) Harms subsp. lata Brenan & BrummittN,W,C
suffruticosa SchinzC,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Elephantorrhiza:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Elephantorrhiza
Flora of Caprivi: Elephantorrhiza
Flora of Malawi: Elephantorrhiza
Flora of Mozambique: Elephantorrhiza
Flora of Zambia: Elephantorrhiza

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Elephantorrhiza.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=676, retrieved 5 March 2024

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