Hydnora triceps Drège & E.Mey.
  • Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 16(2): 779 (1833) 

Notes: Distribution: W. Cape Prov.

General Description

rhizome stout, 4-angled, angles crested with obtuse tubercles; flower shortly pedunculate; perianth fleshy, 3-angled above; tube 3–4 in. long, 1–1 1/2 in. across, broadening above across the segments to 3–4 in. in diam., broadly clavate with impressed apex; segments 3, dilated, broadly oblong, connate above leaving apertures only near the base, margins naked; staminal column inserted near apex of the tube; anthers numerous, opening extrorsely only; stigma obscurely trilobed; ovary and fruit as in


South Africa Little Namaqualand; between Silverfontein, Koperberg and Kaus, 2000 ft., {i}Drège{/i}; Modderfontein, Whitehead; near Ookiep, on roots of {i}Euphorbia, Hofmeyer{/i}!


in Nov. Act. Acad. Nat. Cur. xvi. 2, 779, t. 59

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa Southern Africa Cape Provinces


  • 1 Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 2 By A. W. Hill. (1912) Cytinaceæ. Flora Capensis 5 (0)

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