5271.000 Hybanthus Jacq.

Description of the genus

Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Stipules entire, subulate and glandular. Leaves simple, alternate or opposite; base cuneate. Flowers solitary, axillary. Flowers zygomorphic. Sepals 5, almost equal. Petals 5, unequal, the anterior petal usually much larger than the others, spurred and unguiculate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule with 3 valves, keeled along the suture. Seeds spherical-ovoid with a small aril.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and warm regions.

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Hybanthus enneaspermus var. latifolius

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. enneaspermus Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription
enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. serratus Engl.GIDescription, Image
enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. nyassensis (Engl.) N. RobsonN
enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. caffer (Sond.) N. RobsonZ
enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. var. latifolius (De Wild.) Engl.MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Hybanthus
Flora of Malawi: Hybanthus
Flora of Zambia: Hybanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hybanthus

External websites:

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

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: Hybanthus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=969, retrieved 25 February 2020

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