8564.000 Zehneria Endl.

Description of the genus

Climbing dioecious or monoecious herbs with simple leaves. Tendrils simple. Flowers small, white, becoming cream or yellowish-green with age. Male flowers solitary or in raceme- or umbel-like axillary clusters; corolla 5-lobed; stamens 2-3(-4), all 2-thecous; disk elevated and free from the receptacle-tube. Female flowers in similar inflorescences to the male; ovary smooth, glabrous to pubescent; staminodes often present, 3; disk annular. Fruit a berry, usually red and glabrous.

Worldwide: 30 species in the tropics of the Old World

Zambia: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
marlothii (Cogn.) R. Fern. & A. Fern.Nw,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
minutiflora (Cogn.) C. JeffreyLpDescription, Image
scabra (L.f.) Sond. subsp. scabra N,W,CCb,N,CDescription, Image
sp. A Nw
thwaitesii (Schweinf.) C. JeffreyNNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Zehneria:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Zehneria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1434, retrieved 8 February 2023

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