1. Family: Capparaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cadaba Forssk.
      1. Cadaba aphylla (Thunb.) Wild

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

    [FZ]

    Capparidaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Leafless, twiggy shrub to 2 m. tall; branches rather virgate, stiff, smooth, green or glaucous with subspinous apices, glabrous, young branches with subulate leaf scales up to 2 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in short, corymbose, axillary racemes; rhachis 0.3–2.3 cm. long, glabrous or glandular-pubescent; bracts subulate, c. 1 mm. long; pedicels glabrous or glandular-pubescent, up to 1.3 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, yellow or reddish-purple, 1–1.7 x 0.7–1 cm., the lowest rather larger than the remainder, connate at the base into a very shallow receptacle c. 1 mm. in depth, broadly elliptic, obtuse at the apex, with capitate, glandular hairs densely or sparsely scattered on both sides.
    Corolla
    Petals 0.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 2.5–3 mm. long, glabrous, shallowly declinate with a hooded nectary at its base c. 4 mm. broad.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8; filaments 1 cm. long; anthers 2.3 x 0.75 mm., oblong.
    Gynophore
    Gynophore c. 1 cm. long, glabrous or glandular-pubescent.
    Pistil
    Ovary narrowly cylindric, glabrous or glandular-pubescent; ovules numerous, on 2 placentas; stigma capitate, sessile.
    Fruits
    Fruit up to 8 x 0.4 cm., cylindric, subtorulose, glandular or minutely verrucose, many-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, c. 0.3 cm. in diam., subglobose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Ecuador, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Cadaba aphylla (Thunb.) Wild appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1957 Rogers [6451], Botswana K000282702
    Jan 1, 1957 Rogers [6451], Botswana K000282703
    Jan 1, 1957 Reyneke, J. [412], Botswana K000282700
    Drummond, R.B. [5945], Zimbabwe K000282687
    Leach, L.C. [12490], Botswana K000282698
    Hansen, O.J. [3181], Botswana K000282699
    Baker, A. [28], Botswana K000282701
    Heilborn, O. [243], Ecuador Cleome pichinchensis K000220484

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 1: 207 (1960)

    Accepted by

    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. 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 2018. 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 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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