8568.000 Kedrostis Medik.

Description of the genus

Prostrate or scandent herbs with tuberous rootstock. Leaves simple, petiolate. Tendrils simple or 2-fid. Inflorescence few to many in axillary racemes or fascicles, usually pedunculate; flowers small, yellowish; receptacle-tube campanulate, lobes usually small; corolla-lobes 5, united below. Fruit solitary, small to medium-sized, succulent, cylindric-fusiform to globose, often rostrate, red, indehiscent or dehiscent by a longitudinal slit. Seeds asymmetrically ovoid or subglobose, small.

Worldwide: 25 species in Old World tropics, mostly Africa.

Botswana: 6 taxa.

Kedrostis foetidissima

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abdallai A. Zimm.
capensis (Sond.) A. MeeuseN,SW,SE
crassirostrata Bremek.N,SW,SEImage
foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
leloja (Forssk.) C. JeffreyNDescription, Image
nana (Lam.) Cogn. var. nana N

Other sources of information about Kedrostis:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Kedrostis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1436, retrieved 28 May 2024

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