Hydnora sinandevu Beentje & Q.Luke

This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Hydnoraceae, Henk Beentje & Quentin Luke. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Morphology General Habit
Subterranean root parasite. Plant body (‘branch’) not fully known known, parts seen to 2 cm in diameter, warty in lines, warts to 4 mm across.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers remaining partially below ground and partially emerging; pedicel to 8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth coriaceous, 8–16 cm long; tube brown outside, reddish or pale pink inside, 5.3–9 cm long, 1.9–2.8 cm in diameter; lobes 4, emergent from ground, yellowish brown (outside?) to red or yellow inside, narrowly lanceolate, 2.7–6.5 cm long, 0.9–2.9 cm wide, not setose on margins, lobe tips 3.5–5 cm long and 2–2.2 cm wide, ?flat outside, the two inside facets glabrous, ?brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted 22–50 mm above base of tube; anthers continuously joined at their bases in a series of inverted V-shapes forming a wavy ring 15–20 mm high with the top 46–73 mm above the flower base, this transversely striate and divided into numerous horizontal pollen sacs; pollen sticky, adhering to the anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary unilocular, subglobose, 15–30 mm (when dry) in diameter with numerous infolded patent placentas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit not seen.
Figures
Fig. 3 (p. 6).
Habitat
In scattered tree grassland, AcaciaCommiphora bushland, thicket or forest margin between mangrove and forest, on Commiphora campestris or C. africana roots ( Luke et al .TPR677, 3033a), possibly on Pterocarpus or Ostryoderris (fide Verdcourt); 2–450 m
Distribution
K1 K7 T2 T3 T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Hydnora sinandevu Beentje & Q.Luke appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Hydnorac.: 5 (2002)

Accepted by

  • Beentje, H. & Luke, Q. (2002). Hydnoraceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-8.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Beentje, H. & Luke, Q. (2002). Hydnoraceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-8.

  • 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 2022. 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 2022. 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