Miscellaneous

Fockea sinuata

Fockea sinuata


Succulentopedia

Fockea sinuata

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

The following databases may contain further information on this name. Please click on any button to follow a link to that database.

To return to The Plant List : please use your browser's back button to return to this page.


Cultivation

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.


Name Status Confi­dence level Source
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.

Species names

The status of the 18 species names for the genus Fockea recorded in The Plant List , are as follows:

Status Total
◕ ◐ Accepted 6 33.3%
◕ ◐ Synonym 12 66.7%
◕ ◐ Unplaced 0 0%
◕ ◐ Unassessed 0 0%

All names

The status of the 19 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Fockea recorded in The Plant List , are as follows:

Status Total
◕ ◐ Accepted 6 31.6%
◕ ◐ Synonym 13 68.4%
◕ ◐ Unplaced 0 0%
◕ ◐ Unassessed 0 0%

The confidence with which the status of the 18 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Fockea, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Medium confidence 5 10 0 0 15 83.3%
Low confidence 1 2 0 0 3 16.7%

The source of the species name record found in The Plant List for the genus Fockea, are as follows:


Watch the video: Introduction to Fat Bottomed Caudex Plants - Behind the Scenes at Kew 2 of 7