6777.000 Xysmalobium R. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with one or more simple stems arising from a tuberous rootstock; latex white. Leaves simple, opposite with lateral veins spreading almost at right angles to the midrib. Inflorescences umbelliform with erect peduncles. Corolla lobed almost to the base. Paired follicles sometimes inflated. Seeds flattened, ovate with silky hairs.

Malawi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fraternum N.E. Br.N,S
heudelotianum Decne.SDescription, Image
kaessneri S. MooreN,C
rhodesianum S. Moore[NrEnd]N,C
undulatum (L.) W.T. AitonN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Xysmalobium:

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Flora of Botswana: Xysmalobium
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Xysmalobium
Flora of Mozambique: Xysmalobium
Flora of Zambia: Xysmalobium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xysmalobium

External websites:

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

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: Xysmalobium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1130, retrieved 26 May 2024

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