7616.000 Sopubia Buch-Ham. ex D. Don

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves opposite or whorled or upper alternate, usually linear, entire or deeply pinnatifid. Inflorescence a terminal raceme or spike. Calyx 5-toothed, campanulate; the teeth white-woolly inside. Corolla with short tube and 5 spreading lobes. Stamens 4; anthers 2-thecous, one cell perfect, the other much smaller, sterile. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 60 species occurring in the tropical Old World and South Africa

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mannii Skan var. tenuifolia (Engl. & Gilg) HepperDescription, Image
simplex (Hochst.) Hochst.

Other sources of information about Sopubia:

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Flora of Caprivi: Sopubia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sopubia
Flora of Malawi: Sopubia
Flora of Mozambique: Sopubia
Flora of Zambia: Sopubia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sopubia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Sopubia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1294, retrieved 29 May 2024

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