7187.000 Kalaharia Baill.

Description of the genus

Low, spiny, much-branched suffrutex forming dense patches. Stems and branches with reflexed spines. Leaves simple, entire. Flowers solitary on axillary pedunclesin leaf axils; peduncles becoming spiny and persisting after the fall of the fruit. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed, somewhat accrescent. Corolla large (10-13 mm long), red; tube ± cylindric; limb 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed nearly to base, reflexed. Stamens didynamous, long-exserted. Fruit a drupe with 3 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Kalaharia
Flora of Malawi: Kalaharia
Flora of Zambia: Kalaharia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kalaharia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kalaharia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kalaharia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kalaharia
Wikipedia: Kalaharia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kalaharia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kalaharia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Kalaharia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1211, retrieved 4 February 2023

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