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

Malawi: 5 taxa.

Siphonochilus kirkii

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. BurttN,C,SDescription, Image
kirkii (Hook. f.) B.L. BurttN,C,SDescription, Image
kirkii - yellow-flowered form Description, Image
parvus Lock NDescription, Image
rhodesicus (T.C.E. Fr.) Lock NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Siphonochilus:

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Flora of Caprivi: Siphonochilus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Siphonochilus
Flora of Mozambique: Siphonochilus
Flora of Zambia: Siphonochilus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Siphonochilus

External websites:

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

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: Siphonochilus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=397, retrieved 22 April 2024

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