7623.000 Cycnium E. Mey. ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic herbs or subshrubs, turning black on drying. Leaves mainly opposite, entire, pinnatisect or 2-pinnatisect, ± sessile. Flowers in terminal spikes or solitary and axillary. Bracts leaf-like. Calyx 4-5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, salver-shaped; limb 2-lipped with the 2 upper lobes united and smaller than the lower. Stamens 4. Anthers strictly with 1 theca. Fruit a capsule or berry.

Worldwide: 15 species, occurring from East Africa southwards to South Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adonense E. Mey. ex Benth. subsp. adonense B,N,W,C,E,SLk,WDescription, Image
filicalyx (E.A. Bruce) O. J. HansenS
tubulosum (L.f.) Engl.B,N,W,C,E,SN,Mc,C,WDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Cycnium
Flora of Caprivi: Cycnium
Flora of Malawi: Cycnium
Flora of Mozambique: Cycnium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cycnium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cycnium
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cycnium
JSTOR Plant Science: Cycnium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cycnium
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Wikipedia: Cycnium

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cycnium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1296, retrieved 23 September 2023

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