2393.000 Corbichonia Scop.

Description of the genus

Glabrous, ± succulent, annual or perennial herb. Leaves alternate, entire, apiculate. Inflorescence a terminal cyme. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual. Perianth segments 5, free. Conspicuous petaloid staminodes present (leading to an impression of a large number of petals). Stamens many. Ovary superior, of 5 united carpels. Styles 5. Fruit a 5-valved, loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 3 species: two in Southwest and Southern Africa, the other in tropical Africa and Asia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Corbichonia:

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Flora of Botswana: Corbichonia
Flora of Mozambique: Corbichonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Corbichonia

External websites:

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

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: Corbichonia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=555, retrieved 15 July 2024

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