Fockea sinuata is a rare caudiciform succulent with few short, erect branches and narrow leaves with strongly undulate margins. The…
|Name||Status||Confidence level||Source||Date supplied|
|Fockea undulata N.E.Br.||Synonym||WCSP (in review)||2012-03-23|
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A gritty compost with some humus is suitable. The tubers are best planted on the surface of the compost, and the vegetative growth allowed to twine around supports which should be larger than initially appears to be necessary as the foliage will outgrow almost any support provided. The foliage attracts whitefly, and periodic spraying with an insecticide or fumigation may be required to control this problem. Also watch out for mice.
Growth of the tubers to a showable size is faster if they are buried in the compost, which can be partly removed for showing. To increase the size of the tuber at a measurable rate, the plant should be well fed with high nitrogen fertiliser. Tubers do not seem especially prone to rotting but can collapse suddenly. A minimum over-wintering temperature of 5°C is adequate providing the plants are kept fairly dry. Several species retain their leaves throughout the year, although this depends tremendously on the cultural conditions.
Vegetative propagation is difficult to impossible, and the plants are dioecious so one of each sex is needed to obtain seed. However, Fockea seed grows easily and is the best method of propagating these plants.
|Fockea angustifolia K.Schum.||Accepted||WCSP (in review)|
|Fockea capensis Endl.||Accepted||WCSP (in review)|
|Fockea comaru (E.Mey.) N.E.Br.||Accepted||WCSP (in review)|
|Fockea edulis (Thunb.) K.Schum.||Accepted||WCSP (in review)|
|Fockea multiflora K.Schum.||Accepted||WCSP (in review)|
|Fockea sinuata (E.Mey.) Druce||Accepted||WCSP (in review)|
The Plant List includes 18 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Fockea. Of these 6 are accepted species names.
The Plant List includes a further 1 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Fockea. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.
The status of the 18 species names for the genus Fockea recorded in The Plant List , are as follows:
The status of the 19 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Fockea recorded in The Plant List , are as follows:
The confidence with which the status of the 18 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Fockea, are assigned as follows:
The source of the species name record found in The Plant List for the genus Fockea, are as follows: