8136.060 Kohautia Cham. & Schltdl.

Mantell, D. in Verdcourt, B. (1988) Flora Zambesiaca 5(1)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipular sheath ± membranous, bearing 1 or 2 ± fimbriate triangular lobes. Leaves opposite. Flowers bisexual, (3-)4(-5)-merous; stigmas and anthers always included in the corolla tube, never heterostylous, in terminal, often panicle-like inflorescences. Calyx lobes 4(-5). Stigma comprised of two filiform lobes usually held well below the anthers or occasionally just touching anthers. Ovary 2-locular. Capsules hemispheric; ± spherical or ellipsoid; beak not conspicuous.

Derivation of name: after Francis Kohaut (?-1822), who collected in Senegal in 1822 and died during that expedition.

Comment: Species formerly placed in subgenus Pachystigma are now separated into the genus Cordylostigma.

Worldwide: 31 species in India, Pakistan, Iran, Arabian peninsula and thoughout Africa; also in Madagascar and the Cape Verde Islands.

Botswana: 6 taxa.

Kohautia cynanchica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aspera (B. Heyne ex Roth) Bremek.
caespitosa Schnizl. subsp. brachyloba (Sond.) D. MantellN,SWDescription, Image
cynanchica DC.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
microflora D. Mantell
ramosissima Bremek.SW
subverticillata (K. Schum.) D. Mantell subsp. subverticillata N,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kohautia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kohautia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kohautia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kohautia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kohautia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kohautia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Kohautia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1361, retrieved 22 September 2019

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