6896.000 Sphaerocodon Benth.

Dyer, R.A. (1975) The Genera of southern African flowering plants. Vol. 1 (Dicotyledons) Department of Agricultural Technical Services, Pre

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 Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with woody or tuberous roots. Stems erect, often flexible, not twining. Leaves opposite with short petioles and entire margins. Flowers in sublateral pedunculate, umbel-like cymes. Sepals with scales within the base. Corolla 5-lobed to about half-way; tube campanulate. Corona of 5 small, fleshy tubercles arising from the staminal column.

Worldwide: 2 species in South Africa and Namibia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphaerocodon

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Sphaerocodon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1164, retrieved 27 November 2020

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