3109.000 Cadaba Forssk.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, unarmed or with spine-tipped lateral branchlets. Leaves simple; margin entire. Flowers ± zygomorphic. Sepals 4, ± equal. Petals 0 or 2-4. Disk large and conspicuous. Androgynophore elongated, longer than the sepals. Stamens 4-8. Ovary on an elongated gynophore, 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent or tardily dehiscent, cylindric.

Worldwide: 30 species in the Old World tropics, mostly Africa

Botswana: 3 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Colotis evippe (Smoky orange tip)
Eronia leda (Autumn-leaf vagrant, Oranges-and-lemons)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aphylla (Thunb.) WildSEDescription
natalensis Sond.Description
termitaria N.E. Br.N,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cadaba:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Cadaba.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=632, retrieved 2 March 2024

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