1. Family: Passifloraceae Juss. ex Roussel
    1. Genus: Basananthe Peyr.
      1. Basananthe triloba (Bolus) J.J.de Wilde

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial glabrous herb with several creeping or climbing shoots, usually up to 70 cm. long, sometimes up to 250 cm., simple or branched, arising from a woody rootstock.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 1·5–8 × 1–7·5 cm., sagittate, 3-lobed, the lobes up to 5·5 × 3 cm., suborbicular, ovate or oblong, the middle one the largest, acute at the apex, margin serrate-dentate; petiole 0·1–4 cm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules 3–8 mm. long. False stipules 0·5–3·5 × 0·2–1 cm., 2-lobed, serrate-mucronate.
    Tendrils
    Axillary tendrils up to 10 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes 1–2-flowered; peduncle 1–6 cm. long, ending in a tendril or a mucro-like appendage; bracts 2–3 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers glabrous with stipe 4–7 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium 2·5–3 mm. broad.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5–7·5 mm. long, greenish-yellow.
    Corolla
    Petals 4–6·5 mm. long, concolorous.
    Corona
    Outer corona with a tube 1·75–2 mm. high and threads 0·5–1·25 mm. Inner corona 1·25–1·75 mm. high, cup-shaped.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1–1·5 mm. long; styles (1)2·5–4 mm. long, free or connate at the base.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1·25–1·5 cm. long, 2–3-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 7 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Basananthe triloba (Bolus) J.J.de Wilde appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bolus [7606], South Africa K000311276
    Bolus [1157], South Africa K000311277

    First published in Blumea 21: 335 (1973)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    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/
    © 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 2020. 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