3467.000 Elephantorrhiza Benth.

Description of the genus

Small trees, shrubs or suffrutices, unarmed. Leaves 2-pinnate; rhachis eglandular. Inflorescences of axillary spike-like racemes, solitary or clustered. Calyx with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10. Anthers with a caducous apical gland. Pod straight or ± curved; at maturity the valves separating from the persistent margins, the outer layer of the pod wall often peeling off the inner layer, the layers remaining intact or breaking irregularly. Seeds ± flattened.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical and South Africa

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burkei Benth.MDescription, Image
elephantina (Burch.) SkeelsGIDescription, Image
goetzei (Harms) Harms[Agg]N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
goetzei (Harms) Harms subsp. goetzei N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
suffruticosa SchinzMSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Elephantorrhiza:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Elephantorrhiza.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=676, retrieved 2 December 2023

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