1346.010 Siphonochilus J.M. Wood & Franks


Description of the genus

Small perennial herbs, often flowering before the leaves are fully developed. Lamina elliptic, glabrous. Inflorescence racemose, lateral. Corolla with a tube and 3 petals. Androecium composed of a 3-lobed labellum (the central lobe usually deeply divided) and a single stamen with basal anthers and a long petaloid apical part, at least twice as long as the basal anther. Stigma glabrous. More than one colour form is a feature of a number of species.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

Siphonochilus kirkii

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kirkii (Hook. f.) B.L. BurttDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Siphonochilus
Flora of Mozambique: Siphonochilus
Flora of Zambia: Siphonochilus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Siphonochilus

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Siphonochilus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=397, retrieved 20 October 2020

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