2074.080 Actinanthella Balle

Description of the genus

Small hemiparasitic shrubs with simple or forked hairs and a single haustorial attachment. Flowers 1-3, borne in axils; bract cup-shaped with small limb. Corolla tubular below, 5-merous, with radially arranged lobes spreading and later reflexed; tube with basal swelling, constricted above and narrowly funnel-shaped above; filaments erect, upper part thickened and coiling at anthesis, attached nearly halfway up corolla lobes. Berry narrowly obovoid.

Derivation of name: from the Greek actinos meaning a ray and anthos a flower.

Worldwide: 2 species in SE and South Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Actinanthella menyharthii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
menyharthii (Engl. & Schinz ex Schinz) BalleN,SMc,SImage

Other sources of information about Actinanthella:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Actinanthella
Flora of Zimbabwe: Actinanthella

External websites:

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

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: Actinanthella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=494, retrieved 6 December 2022

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