2074.090 Plicosepalus Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic shrubs with secondary haustoria present on extensive surface runners. Flowers in axillary or terminal umbels, 5-merous; bract saucer-shaped with a small limb. Corolla slightly S-shaped, elongate, with marked folds on the inner surfaces of the interlocking but free lower part of the petals. Berry red.

Worldwide: 12 species extending from the Middle East, southwards down the eastern side of Africa to Angola and South Africa

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Plicosepalus kalachariensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amplexicaulis WiensM
kalachariensis (Schinz) DanserN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
sagittifolius (Engl.) DanserN

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Flora of Botswana: Plicosepalus
Flora of Caprivi: Plicosepalus
Flora of Malawi: Plicosepalus
Flora of Zambia: Plicosepalus
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plicosepalus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plicosepalus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Plicosepalus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plicosepalus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plicosepalus

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: Plicosepalus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=495, retrieved 27 January 2020

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