2074.090 Plicosepalus Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic shrubs with secondary haustoria present on extensive surface runners. Flowers in axillary or terminal umbels, 5-merous; bract saucer-shaped with a small limb. Corolla slightly S-shaped, elongate, with marked folds on the inner surfaces of the interlocking but free lower part of the petals. Berry red.

Worldwide: 12 species extending from the Middle East, southwards down the eastern side of Africa to Angola and South Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
foliosus Wiens & Polhill NN
kalachariensis (Schinz) DanserB,E,SE,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

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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: Plicosepalus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=495, retrieved 21 June 2024

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