Fockea

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water roots
Fockea edulis 001.jpg
Potted Fockea edulis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Tribe: Fockeeae
Genus: Fockea
Endl.

Fockea is a genus of succulent scrubs native to southern Africa, known collectively as water roots, a reference to their characteristic bulbous caudex, which is edible in at least some species.[1][2]

Species[3][4]
  1. Fockea angustifolia K.Schum. - South Africa
  2. Fockea capensis Endl. - South Africa
  3. Fockea comaru (E.Mey.) N.E.Br. - South Africa
  4. Fockea edulis (Thunb.) K.Schum. - South Africa
  5. Fockea multiflora K.Schum. - South Africa
  6. Fockea sinuata (E.Mey.) Druce - South Africa


References[edit]

  1. ^ National Research Council (2006). Lost crops of Africa: Volume II: Vegetables. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. p. 269. ISBN 0-309-66582-5. 
  2. ^ Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. M. Welman, E. Retief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. Van Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).
  3. ^ The Plant List
  4. ^ Faucon, Philippe. "Fockea". Desert Tropicals. Retrieved 25 October 2013.