8136.060 Kohautia Cham. & Schltdl.

Mantell, D. in Verdcourt, B. (1988) Flora Zambesiaca 5(1)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipular sheath ± membranous, bearing 1 or 2 ± fimbriate triangular lobes. Leaves opposite. Flowers bisexual, (3-)4(-5)-merous; stigmas and anthers always included in the corolla tube, never heterostylous, in terminal, often panicle-like inflorescences. Calyx lobes 4(-5). Stigma comprised of two filiform lobes usually held well below the anthers or occasionally just touching anthers. Ovary 2-locular. Capsules hemispheric; ± spherical or ellipsoid; beak not conspicuous.

Derivation of name: after Francis Kohaut (?-1822), who collected in Senegal in 1822 and died during that expedition.

Comment: Species formerly placed in subgenus Pachystigma are now separated into the genus Cordylostigma.

Worldwide: 31 species in India, Pakistan, Iran, Arabian peninsula and thoughout Africa; also in Madagascar and the Cape Verde Islands.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

Kohautia subverticillata subsp. subverticillata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caespitosa Schnizl. subsp. brachyloba (Sond.) D. MantellDescription, Image
coccinea Royle
confusa (Hutch. & Dalz.) Bremek.NDescription, Image
subverticillata (K. Schum.) D. Mantell subsp. subverticillata N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kohautia:

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Flora of Botswana: Kohautia
Flora of Caprivi: Kohautia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Kohautia
Flora of Mozambique: Kohautia
Flora of Zambia: Kohautia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kohautia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kohautia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kohautia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kohautia
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iNaturalist: Kohautia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kohautia
JSTOR Plant Science: Kohautia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kohautia
Plants of the World Online: Kohautia
Tropicos: Kohautia
Wikipedia: Kohautia

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: Kohautia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1361, retrieved 13 July 2024

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