7622.000 Buchnera L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, often scabrid and turning black on drying. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple. Inflorescence spicate or with flowers in ± spherical clusters or flowers solitary and axillary. Calyx tubular, 10-ribbed, 4-5-lobed. Corolla with cylindric tube and 5 ± equal lobes. Stamens 4; anthers strictly 1-thecous. Fruit a capsule, without a beak.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in the tropics and subtropics

Botswana: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
henriquesii Engl.
hispida Buch.-Ham. ex D. DonDescription, Image
longispicata SchinzDescription, Image
randii S. Moore

Other sources of information about Buchnera:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Buchnera.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1295, retrieved 23 February 2024

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