6780.000 Kanahia R. Br.

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

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
laniflora (Forssk.) R. Br.N,T,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kanahia:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kanahia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kanahia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kanahia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kanahia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Kanahia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kanahia
JSTOR Plant Science: Kanahia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kanahia
Plants of the World Online: Kanahia
Tropicos: Kanahia
Wikipedia: Kanahia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Kanahia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1133, retrieved 30 November 2023

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