7772.000 Holubia Oliv.

Description of the genus

Erect annual (sometimes biennial herb). Stem to 75 cm, square. Leaves opposite; lamina ± succulent, circular to ovate. Flowers solitary, yellow-green to white; corolla with a large basal spur. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit indehiscent 4-winged.

Derivation of name: In honor of Dr Emil Holub (1847-1902), Czech author, physician, naturalist and explorer in Southern Africa.

Worldwide: 1 species in southern Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Holubia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Holubia

External websites:

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

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: Holubia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1313, retrieved 17 June 2024

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