1. Family: Zingiberaceae Martinov
    1. Siphonochilus J.M.Wood & Franks

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

    [FTEA]

    Zingiberaceae, J.M.Lock. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

    Habit
    Perennial herbs from a short swollen rhizome or corm
    Roots
    Roots often tuberous
    Leaves
    Leafy shoots often produced after flowering; lamina narrowly to broadly elliptic, glabrous; ligule scarious or absent; sheaths sulcate when dry, sometimes forming a pseudostem
    Inflorescences
    Peduncle with several bracts at the base, and pedicellate flowers each subtended by a single floral bract; bracteoles absent Inflorescences racemose, 2-20-flowered, separate from the leafy shoot, often precocious, on a peduncle which is either elongated, or very short and concealed among the basal bracts and old leaf-sheaths
    Calyx
    Calyx tubular or turbinate, 3-lobed at the apex, each lobe often with a subterminal subulate projection
    Corolla
    Corolla with a basal tube and 3 free subequal petals
    Stamens
    Androecium fused basally with the corolla-tube, composed of a 3-lobed labellum of which the central lobe is generally deeply divided, and a single stamen with basal anthers and a long terminal lobe
    Pistil
    Ovary subspherical, sometimes trigonous; style filiform; stigma cup-shaped or 2-lipped, glabrous; epigynous glands very short
    Fruits
    Fruit often ± subterranean except in those species with long-pedunculate inflorescences, generally poorly known
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Siphonochilus J.M.Wood & Franks appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Naturalist (Port Elisabeth) 1: 115 (1911)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • B.L. Burtt in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 40: 369-373 (1982)
    • in K.B. 1911: 274 (1911)
    • in Medley Wood, Natal Plants 6(3), t. 560, 561 (1911)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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