1346.010 Siphonochilus J.M. Wood & Franks


Description of the genus

Small perennial herbs, often flowering before the leaves are fully developed. Lamina elliptic, glabrous. Inflorescence racemose, lateral. Corolla with a tube and 3 petals. Androecium composed of a 3-lobed labellum (the central lobe usually deeply divided) and a single stamen with basal anthers and a long petaloid apical part, at least twice as long as the basal anther. Stigma glabrous. More than one colour form is a feature of a number of species.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Siphonochilus kirkii - yellow-flowered form

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. BurttN,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
brachystemon (K. Schum.) B.L. BurttN
kilimanensis (Gagnep.) B.L. Burtt[End][VU]Z,MSDescription, Image
kirkii (Hook. f.) B.L. BurttN,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
kirkii - yellow-flowered form MS,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Siphonochilus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Siphonochilus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Siphonochilus
Flora of Malawi: Siphonochilus
Flora of Zambia: Siphonochilus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Siphonochilus

External websites:

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

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: Siphonochilus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=397, retrieved 29 November 2023

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