4905.000 Helinus E. Mey. ex Endl.

Description of the genus

Unarmed climbing shrubs. Branches with coiled tendrils. Stipules subulate, caducous. Leaves alternate; lamina with nerves arranged pinnately, margin entire. Inflorescence a 1-several-flowered pedunculate axillary umbel. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 5, white to yellowish-green, cucullate. Disk flat, filling the receptacle, annular. Ovary inferior, 3-locular. Fruit a capsule, splitting into 3 tardily dehiscent cocci. Seeds 3; testa black, shining.

Worldwide: 5 species in the tropics: 3 in southern Africa, 1 Madagascar and 1 in NW India

Botswana: 2 taxa.

Helinus integrifolius

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
integrifolius (Lam.) KuntzeNDescription, Image
spartioides (Engl.) Schinz ex Engl.SW,SE

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

External websites:

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

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: Helinus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=925, retrieved 17 June 2024

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