7566.000 Hebenstretia L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, sometimes the lower opposite, sometimes appearing fasciculate. Flowers sessile in spikes. Bracts present, longer than calyx. Calyx spathaceous, membranous or hyaline. Corolla tube slender, divided ± to base, with a large 4 (-5)-lobed limb. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on limb. Ovary 2-locular; style entire. Capsule ± ovoid.

Worldwide: 25 species in South Africa and the tropics.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis RolfeN,ENDescription, Image
comosa Hochst.EMc
holubii RolfeW

Other sources of information about Hebenstretia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hebenstretia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hebenstretia
Flora of Malawi: Hebenstretia
Flora of Mozambique: Hebenstretia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hebenstretia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hebenstretia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1283, retrieved 24 May 2024

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