Caloncoba Gilg

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees or shrubs. Stipules caducous. Leaves hairless or hairy, sometimes glandular-punctate. Flowers often large, up to 10 cm in diameter, borne in axillary fascicles or solitary, in some species appearing on the old or second year wood, male or bisexual. Sepals 3, concave. Petals 8-12, larger than the sepals. Stamens many. Ovary 1-locular with 5-8 multiovulate placentas. Fruit a dehiscent capsule, splitting into 5-8 valves; spiny or unarmed.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Caloncoba welwitschii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
suffruticosa (Milne-Redh.) Exell & SleumerWNw

Other sources of information about Caloncoba:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Caloncoba
Flora of Mozambique: Caloncoba

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Caloncoba
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Caloncoba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Caloncoba
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Caloncoba
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iNaturalist: Caloncoba
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Caloncoba
JSTOR Plant Science: Caloncoba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Caloncoba
Plants of the World Online: Caloncoba
Tropicos: Caloncoba
Wikipedia: Caloncoba

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: Caloncoba., retrieved 25 February 2024

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