5473.010 Hionanthera A. Fern. & Diniz

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial, terrestrial or aquatic, glabrous herbs. Leaves decussate, sessile, linear widened at base, canaliculate above. Flowers (3)4(5)-merous, in axillary, sessile, many-flowered dense dichasia surrounded by widened bases of leaves; outer bracteoles as long as glomerules, inner ones many, subulate, membranous, whitish. Calyx campanulate, scarious, 8-nerved below, 4-nerved above the point of origin of the stamens. Petals persistent, corrugated. Fruit a capsule with a thin membrane, dehiscing irregularly. Seeds few, dark violet.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical and subtropical Africa.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
garciae A. Fern. & DinizMS
mossambicensis A. Fern. & DinizN

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Hionanthera

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hionanthera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hionanthera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hionanthera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hionanthera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hionanthera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Hionanthera.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1002, retrieved 9 July 2020

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