1. Family: Passifloraceae Juss. ex Roussel
    1. Genus: Basananthe Peyr.
      1. Basananthe heterophylla Schinz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Zimbabwe to Namibia.

    [FZ]

    Passifloraceae, R. and A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Annual or biennial glabrous herb.
    Stem
    Stem up to 50 cm. high, erect, simple or sometimes branched at the base, terete, fleshy and smooth.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 0·8(1·4) cm., oblong-lanceolate to linear, obtuse or acute at the apex, margin 8 × 8 cm., usually deeply 3–5-lobed, sometimes unlobed, the lobes 2–7 × 0·2-serrate-setaceous-dentate; leaf-base subacute; petiole 1–5 cm. long, winged, with glandular teeth.
    Cotyledons
    Persistent cotyledons 2–2·25 × 1–1·5 cm., with a petiole 1–1·25 cm. long.
    Stipules
    False stipules absent. Stipules 3–6 mm. long.
    Tendrils
    Tendrils absent.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes 1–2-flowered, the flowers cream-coloured, with stipe 2–4 mm. long; peduncle 2·5–15 mm. long; bracteoles 3–7 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium 2·5–4 mm. wide.
    Calyx
    Sepals 7–15 mm. long, acute, the outer ones with 2 prominent submarginal nerves.
    Corolla
    Petals 5–7 mm. long, ± acute.
    Corona
    Inner corona 0·5–0·75 mm. high, cup-shaped. Outer corona with tube 1–1·5 mm. high and threads 2·5–3·5 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, the filaments 4–5 mm. long, the anthers 2–2·25 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1·5–2 mm. long; styles 2·5–6 mm. long, connate at the base for 1–3·5 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1·5–1·75 cm. long, 1–4-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 7–8 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

    Basananthe heterophylla Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    K000311291

    First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 252 (1888)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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