7624.000 Rhamphicarpa Benth.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic, annual, erect, glabrous herbs, turning black on drying. Leaves simple or pinnatisect with filiform segments. Inflorescence a raceme. with leaf-like bracts. Corolla white, cream, pink or pale blue; tube cylindric. Fruit a beaked capsule, usually strongly winged. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 1-thecal.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical and South Africa, India and tropical Australia

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Rhamphicarpa fistulosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
brevipedicellata O.J. HansenW
fistulosa (Hochst.) Benth.W,C,SSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rhamphicarpa:

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

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

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: Rhamphicarpa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1297, retrieved 20 June 2024

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