Sphaerocoryne (Boerl.) Sheff. ex Ridl.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Shrubs, small trees or climbing shrubs; branchlets black. Leaves bases of petioles prominent; blades oblong, acuminate at apex, dark green, sometimes glossy above. Flowers solitary or paired, terminal or axillary, stalked; bracteole small. Sepals 3, free, persistent in fruit. Petals 6, in 2 whorls, inner slightly shorter than outer and remain closed for a long period.

Worldwide: 1 species from tropical East Africa and Mozambique.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
gracilis (Engl. & Diels) Verdc. subsp. engleriana (Engl. & Diels) Verdc.N,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,C

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphaerocoryne

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Sphaerocoryne.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2236, retrieved 3 December 2022

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