5284.000 Oncoba Forssk.

CALONCOBA Gilg

LINDACKERIA C. Presl

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, spiny (in ours). Flowers large and showy, solitary and terminal or lateral on short shoots, bisexual. Sepals 3-4. Petals 5-10 or more, exceeding the sepals. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent, smooth or slightly ridged with a hard shell, many-seeded. Seeds with a smooth horny testa.

Worldwide: Widespread in tropical Africa, extending to South Africa and Arabia.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bukobensis (Gilg) Hul & BretelerNLp,N,C
fragrans GilgN
spinosa Forssk.B,N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
suffruticosa (Milne-Redh.) Hul & BretelerWNw

Other sources of information about Oncoba:

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Flora of Botswana: Oncoba
Flora of Caprivi: Oncoba
Flora of Malawi: Oncoba
Flora of Mozambique: Oncoba
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oncoba
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oncoba

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Oncoba.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=972, retrieved 19 November 2019

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