2158.000 Sarcophyte Sparrm.

Description of the genus

Dioecious reddish parasites, with a large irregular tuber, which does not produce rhizomes. Leaves scale-like, many, spirally arranged. Inflorescence much-branched, bearing unisexual flowers. Male plants: inflorescence branches bearing flowers in groups of 2-4 on short secondary branches, each branch subtended by a bract; male flowers 3(-4)-merous. Female plants: inflorescence branches with 5-12 subglobular spadix-like clusters of ± 200 flowers sunk in a common receptacle; style 0. Fruit a syncarp the fruits forming a spherical berry.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring in Africa

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
piriei Hutch.N,ZDescription, Image
sanguinea Sparrm. subsp. sanguinea GI,MDescription

Other sources of information about Sarcophyte:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Sarcophyte
Flora of Zambia: Sarcophyte
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sarcophyte

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Sarcophyte.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=509, retrieved 25 June 2024

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