1346.010 Siphonochilus J.M. Wood & Franks


Description of the genus

Small perennial herbs, often flowering before the leaves are fully developed. Lamina elliptic, glabrous. Inflorescence racemose, lateral. Corolla with a tube and 3 petals. Androecium composed of a 3-lobed labellum (the central lobe usually deeply divided) and a single stamen with basal anthers and a long petaloid apical part, at least twice as long as the basal anther. Stigma glabrous. More than one colour form is a feature of a number of species.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 8 taxa.

Siphonochilus kirkii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. BurttB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,Mc,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
kirkii (Hook. f.) B.L. BurttB,C,E,SNw,Cb,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
kirkii - yellow-flowered form Image
longitubus Lock W,C,SCb,Lk,SDescription, Image
parvus Lock N,WNw,Cb,Lp,NDescription, Image
pleianthus (K. Schum.) Lock [LR-nt]NLp,NDescription, Image
puncticulatus (Gagnep.) Lock [DD]B,WNw,WDescription
rhodesicus (T.C.E. Fr.) Lock N,W,CCb,N,Mc,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Siphonochilus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Siphonochilus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Siphonochilus
Flora of Malawi: Siphonochilus
Flora of Mozambique: Siphonochilus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Siphonochilus

External websites:

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

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: Siphonochilus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=397, retrieved 17 April 2024

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