7624.000 Rhamphicarpa Benth.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic, annual, erect, glabrous herbs, turning black on drying. Leaves simple or pinnatisect with filiform segments. Inflorescence a raceme. with leaf-like bracts. Corolla white, cream, pink or pale blue; tube cylindric. Fruit a beaked capsule, usually strongly winged. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 1-thecal.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical and South Africa, India and tropical Australia

Botswana: 2 taxa.

Rhamphicarpa fistulosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brevipedicellata O.J. Hansen
fistulosa (Hochst.) Benth.NDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: Rhamphicarpa
Flora of Malawi: Rhamphicarpa
Flora of Mozambique: Rhamphicarpa
Flora of Zambia: Rhamphicarpa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rhamphicarpa

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

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: Rhamphicarpa.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1297, retrieved 21 January 2022

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