6444.000 Azima Lam.

Description of the genus

Dioecious shrubs or trees, bearing axillary spines. Leaves simple, opposite. Flowers axillary. Calyx 4-toothed (in ours). Petals 4, free. Male flowers: stamens 4, alternating with petals. Female flowers: staminodes 4; ovary 2-locular; stigma 2-lobed. Fruit a berry.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical and South Africa, India, Philippines and Malaysia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Azima:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Azima
Flora of Mozambique: Azima
Flora of Zambia: Azima
Flora of Zimbabwe: Azima

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Azima
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Azima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Azima
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Azima
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iNaturalist: Azima
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Azima
JSTOR Plant Science: Azima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Azima
Plants of the World Online: Azima
Tropicos: Azima
Wikipedia: Azima

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Azima.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1085, retrieved 13 April 2024

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