5271.000 Hybanthus Jacq.

Description of the genus

Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Stipules entire, subulate and glandular. Leaves simple, alternate or opposite; base cuneate. Flowers solitary, axillary. Flowers zygomorphic. Sepals 5, almost equal. Petals 5, unequal, the anterior petal usually much larger than the others, spurred and unguiculate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule with 3 valves, keeled along the suture. Seeds spherical-ovoid with a small aril.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and warm regions.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. enneaspermus N,W,E,SDescription
enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. serratus Engl.W,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Hybanthus
Flora of Malawi: Hybanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Hybanthus
Flora of Zambia: Hybanthus

External websites:

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

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: Hybanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=969, retrieved 18 January 2019

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