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.Mc
holubii RolfeW

Other sources of information about Hebenstretia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hebenstretia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hebenstretia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hebenstretia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hebenstretia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hebenstretia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hebenstretia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1283, retrieved 28 March 2020

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