7611.000 Buttonia McKen ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic (per Leistner (2000)), climbing shrub. Leaves opposite, pinnatisect. Flowers solitary in the axils. Calyx inflated in fruit. Corolla: tube funnel shaped, ± curved; lobes 5. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2(-1)-thecal. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule spherical. Our only climbing member of this family.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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natalensis McKen ex Benth.GI,M

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Buttonia

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Wikipedia: Buttonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buttonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Buttonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Buttonia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1292, retrieved 3 October 2022

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