7623.000 Cycnium E. Mey. ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic herbs or subshrubs, turning black on drying. Leaves mainly opposite, entire, pinnatisect or 2-pinnatisect, ± sessile. Flowers in terminal spikes or solitary and axillary. Bracts leaf-like. Calyx 4-5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, salver-shaped; limb 2-lipped with the 2 upper lobes united and smaller than the lower. Stamens 4. Anthers strictly with 1 theca. Fruit a capsule or berry.

Worldwide: 15 species, occurring from East Africa southwards to South Africa

Botswana: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adonense E. Mey. ex Benth. subsp. adonense SEDescription, Image
filicalyx (E.A. Bruce) O. J. Hansen
tubulosum (L.f.) Engl.N,SEDescription, Image

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cycnium

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JSTOR Plant Science: Cycnium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cycnium
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Tropicos: Cycnium
Wikipedia: Cycnium

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: Cycnium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1296, retrieved 22 June 2024

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