7623.000 Cycnium E. Mey. ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic herbs or subshrubs, turning black on drying. Leaves mainly opposite, entire, pinnatisect or 2-pinnatisect, ± sessile. Flowers in terminal spikes or solitary and axillary. Bracts leaf-like. Calyx 4-5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, salver-shaped; limb 2-lipped with the 2 upper lobes united and smaller than the lower. Stamens 4. Anthers strictly with 1 theca. Fruit a capsule or berry.

Worldwide: 15 species, occurring from East Africa southwards to South Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adonense E. Mey. ex Benth. subsp. adonense N,C,SDescription, Image
recurvum (Oliv.) Engl.N
tubulosum (L.f.) Engl.N,C,SDescription, Image

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cycnium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cycnium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cycnium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1296, retrieved 28 June 2022

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