8564.000 Zehneria Endl.

Description of the genus

Climbing dioecious or monoecious herbs with simple leaves. Tendrils simple. Flowers small, white, becoming cream or yellowish-green with age. Male flowers solitary or in raceme- or umbel-like axillary clusters; corolla 5-lobed; stamens 2-3(-4), all 2-thecous; disk elevated and free from the receptacle-tube. Female flowers in similar inflorescences to the male; ovary smooth, glabrous to pubescent; staminodes often present, 3; disk annular. Fruit a berry, usually red and glabrous.

Worldwide: 30 species in the tropics of the Old World

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
microsperma Hook. f.SDescription, Image
minutiflora (Cogn.) C. JeffreyNDescription, Image
scabra (L.f.) Sond. subsp. scabra N,C,SDescription, Image
thwaitesii (Schweinf.) C. JeffreyN,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Zehneria:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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 Malawi: Genus page: Zehneria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1434, retrieved 30 January 2023

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