6780.000 Kanahia R. Br.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves with minute bristles in the axis. Flowers in pseudumbels, spirally arranged around the top of the peduncle. Corolla with densely woolly upper surface. Corona 5-lobed; lobes projected into 2 short horns directed over the staminal column. Follicles ellipsoid. Seeds with tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa and Arabia

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Kanahia laniflora

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
laniflora (Forssk.) R. Br.MS (other?)Description, Image

Other sources of information about Kanahia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Kanahia
Flora of Zambia: Kanahia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kanahia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Kanahia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1133, retrieved 13 December 2017

Site software last modified: 26 December 2016 8:46pm
Terms of use