3467.000 Elephantorrhiza Benth.

Description of the genus

Small trees, shrubs or suffrutices, unarmed. Leaves 2-pinnate; rhachis eglandular. Inflorescences of axillary spike-like racemes, solitary or clustered. Calyx with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10. Anthers with a caducous apical gland. Pod straight or ± curved; at maturity the valves separating from the persistent margins, the outer layer of the pod wall often peeling off the inner layer, the layers remaining intact or breaking irregularly. Seeds ± flattened.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
goetzei (Harms) Harms[Agg]N,E,SDescription, Image
goetzei (Harms) Harms subsp. goetzei N,EMc,EDescription, Image
goetzei (Harms) Harms subsp. lata Brenan & BrummittSLk,S

Other sources of information about Elephantorrhiza:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Elephantorrhiza.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=676, retrieved 28 January 2023

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