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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.
Kalaharia uncinata (Schinz) Moldenke

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca. Vol 8, Pt 7. Avicenniaceae, R. Fernandes. Nesogenaceae, M.A. Diniz. Verbenaceae, R. Fernandes. Lamiaceae, R. Fernandes. 2005.

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary l-locular, with 4 placentas, each l-ovulate; style long, ± equalling and curved like the stamens; stigma short, 2-fid
Distribution
A tropical African genus with only one species.
Morphology General Habit
Spinescent spreading subshrubs. Spinescent spreading subshrubs
Morphology Stem
Stems divaricately branched; stems and branches with recurved sharp spines (homologues of the peduncles) in axils of the lower leaves and straight divaricate spines in axils of the upper leaves (the latter spines derived from the peduncles after the flowers have fallen). Stems divaricately branched; stems and branches with recurved sharp spines (homologues of the peduncles) in axils of the lower leaves and straight divaricate spines in axils of the upper leaves (the latter spines derived from the peduncles after the flowers have fallen)
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, undivided, entire. Leaves simple, undivided, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in numerous upper leaf axils along the stems and branches; pedicels short, terminal on the peduncles, 2-bracteolate at the base; peduncles persisting as straight horizontal stiff spines after the flowers have fallen. Flowers solitary in numerous upper leaf axils along the stems and branches; pedicels short, terminal on the peduncles, 2-bracteolate at the base; peduncles persisting as straight horizontal stiff spines after the flowers have fallen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx regular, 5-lobed or -fid, somewhat accrescent in fruit. Calyx regular, 5-lobed or -fid, somewhat accrescent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla large; tube subcylindric, straight; limb 2-lipped, the upper lip 2-lobed, the lower lip 3-lobed nearly to the base, reflexed; corolla limb ovoid in bud with the upper lip partially covering the lower lip. Corolla large; tube subcylindric, straight; limb 2-lipped, the upper lip 2-lobed, the lower lip 3-lobed nearly to the base, reflexed; corolla limb ovoid in bud with the upper lip partially covering the lower lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens didynamous, inserted near the throat of the corolla tube, long exserted; filaments slender, subparallel or somewhat divergent, slightly curved in the opened flowers, anthers deeply lobed at the base. Stamens didynamous, inserted near the throat of the corolla tube, long exserted; filaments slender, subparallel or somewhat divergent, slightly curved in the opened flowers, anthers deeply lobed at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary l-locular, with 4 placentas, each l-ovulate; style long, ± equalling and curved like the stamens; stigma short, 2-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe with 3(4?) pyrenes. Fruit a drupe with 3(4?) pyrenes.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Kalaharia Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Hist. Pl. 11: 110 (1891)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Clerodendrum.]

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Hist. Pl. 11: 110 (1892).
  • Kalaharia Baillon, Hist. Pl. 11 : 110 (1892) * .

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0