2074.050 Vanwykia Wiens

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic shrubs with secondary haustoria on surface runners; bearing stellate and dendritic hairs. Flowers in axillary umbels; bract unilateral. Corolla 5-lobed, tubular, tomentose, with a short V-slit at anthesis; lobes erect, not hardened inside, shorter than the tube; filaments short, incurved, attached at base of the lobes; anthers forming a central pollen-mass, Berry cylindric, red.

Worldwide: 2 species in eastern and south-eastern Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
remota (Baker & Sprague) WiensEDescription, Image
rubella Polhill & Wiens N

Other sources of information about Vanwykia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Vanwykia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vanwykia

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

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: Vanwykia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=489, retrieved 3 October 2022

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