8136.060 Kohautia Cham. & Schltdl.

Mantell, D. in Verdcourt, B. (1988) Flora Zambesiaca 5(1)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipular sheath ± membranous, bearing 1 or 2 ± fimbriate triangular lobes. Leaves opposite. Flowers bisexual, (3-)4(-5)-merous; stigmas and anthers always included in the corolla tube, never heterostylous, in terminal, often panicle-like inflorescences. Calyx lobes 4(-5). Stigma comprised of two filiform lobes usually held well below the anthers or occasionally just touching anthers. Ovary 2-locular. Capsules hemispheric; ± spherical or ellipsoid; beak not conspicuous.

Derivation of name: after Francis Kohaut (?-1822), who collected in Senegal in 1822 and died during that expedition.

Comment: Species formerly placed in subgenus Pachystigma are now separated into the genus Cordylostigma.

Worldwide: 31 species in India, Pakistan, Iran, Arabian peninsula and thoughout Africa; also in Madagascar and the Cape Verde Islands.

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Kohautia amatymbica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amatymbica Eckl. & Zeyh.MS,MDescription, Image
caespitosa Schnizl. subsp. brachyloba (Sond.) D. MantellMS,MDescription, Image
coccinea RoyleN
cynanchica DC.GIDescription, Image
subverticillata (K. Schum.) D. Mantell subsp. subverticillata TDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kohautia:

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Flora of Botswana: Kohautia
Flora of Caprivi: Kohautia
Flora of Malawi: Kohautia
Flora of Zambia: Kohautia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kohautia

External websites:

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

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: Kohautia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1361, retrieved 10 August 2020

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