6924.000 Fockea Endl.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Massive lianas, or erect to twining herbs arising from subterranean, or partially exposed tubers; latex white. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence extra-axillary, umbelliform. Corolla rotate, fused part not extending beyond the corona; lobes linear, spreading. Fruit consisting of pendulous follicles. Seeds flattened, ovate with a narrow marginal rim.

Derivation of name: for Gustav Woldemar Focke (1810-1877), German physician, naturalist and plant physiologist.

Worldwide: 6 species in southern Africa and 2 further species in East Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Fockea multiflora

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multiflora K. Schum.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Fockea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Fockea
Flora of Caprivi: Fockea
Flora of Mozambique: Fockea
Flora of Zambia: Fockea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fockea

External websites:

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

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 Malawi: Genus page: Fockea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1172, retrieved 16 April 2024

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