6883.000 Duvalia Haw.

Bruyns, P.V. (2005) Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa

Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. (2017) A revised, phylogenetically-based concept of Ceropegia (Apocynaceae) South African Journal of Botany 112 399-436

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 Unpublished list.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Stems fleshy, glabrous, 4-6-angled, tubercled with rudimentary leaves arising from the centre of the tubercle and minute glandular stipules on either side at the base. Flowers often arising from the base of the stem. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Corolla a raised cushion-like annulus. Corona of two rows; inner and outer well separated vertically; inner flat and disk-like; outer of 5 swollen lobes borne around the staminal column. Follicles erect, glabrous. Seeds with an apical tuft of hairs.

Derivation of name: named after Henry August Duval (1777 - 1814), French botanist.

Comment: More recent phylogenetic evidence has led to the forming of a very broad concept of the genus Ceropegia including the genus Brachystelma and all known genera within the Stapeliae (Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P., 2017). We will await a broader form of acceptance of this new concept before changing the taxonomy in our database.

Worldwide: 17 species in Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Duvalia polita var. polita

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
polita N.E. Br. var. polita SDescription, Image

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Wikipedia: Duvalia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Duvalia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Duvalia

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: Duvalia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1157, retrieved 27 October 2021

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