7566.000 Hebenstretia L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, sometimes the lower opposite, sometimes appearing fasciculate. Flowers sessile in spikes. Bracts present, longer than calyx. Calyx spathaceous, membranous or hyaline. Corolla tube slender, divided ± to base, with a large 4 (-5)-lobed limb. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on limb. Ovary 2-locular; style entire. Capsule ± ovoid.

Worldwide: 25 species in South Africa and the tropics.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis RolfeDescription, Image
integrifolia L.

Other sources of information about Hebenstretia:

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Flora of Malawi: Hebenstretia
Flora of Mozambique: Hebenstretia
Flora of Zambia: Hebenstretia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hebenstretia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Hebenstretia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1283, retrieved 29 November 2022

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