3109.000 Cadaba Forssk.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, unarmed or with spine-tipped lateral branchlets. Leaves simple; margin entire. Flowers ± zygomorphic. Sepals 4, ± equal. Petals 0 or 2-4. Disk large and conspicuous. Androgynophore elongated, longer than the sepals. Stamens 4-8. Ovary on an elongated gynophore, 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent or tardily dehiscent, cylindric.

Worldwide: 30 species in the Old World tropics, mostly Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Colotis evippe (Smoky orange tip)
Eronia leda (Autumn-leaf vagrant, Oranges-and-lemons)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
kirkii Oliv.N,C,SN,E,C,SDescription, Image
natalensis Sond.SDescription
termitaria N.E. Br.SSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cadaba:

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Flora of Botswana: Cadaba
Flora of Caprivi: Cadaba
Flora of Malawi: Cadaba
Flora of Mozambique: Cadaba
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cadaba

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cadaba.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=632, retrieved 29 September 2020

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