6780.000 Kanahia R. Br.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves with minute bristles in the axis. Flowers in pseudumbels, spirally arranged around the top of the peduncle. Corolla with densely woolly upper surface. Corona 5-lobed; lobes projected into 2 short horns directed over the staminal column. Follicles ellipsoid. Seeds with tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa and Arabia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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laniflora (Forssk.) R. Br.WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kanahia:

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Flora of Botswana: Kanahia
Flora of Mozambique: Kanahia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kanahia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Kanahia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1133, retrieved 9 May 2021

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