1247.010 Xerophyta Juss.


Gonçalves, A.E. (2009) Velloziaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrubs. Stems and branches covered in a thick covering of leaf bases. Flowers with or without a rudimentary corona, solitary on each peduncle. Perianth segments 6, blue, dark purple or white; tube very short. Stamens 6, borne on the perianth. Ovary ± spherical or slightly trigonous, spiny or hairy with trichomes. Seeds clavate or attenuate-conical, angled.

Worldwide: 30 species in central S America, tropical and subtropical Africa, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia.

Malawi: 9 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
equisetoides Baker var. equisetoides S
equisetoides Baker var. pubescens L.B. Smith & Ayensu
equisetoides Baker var. trichophylla (Baker) L.B. Smith & AyensuN,C,S
kirkii (Hemsl.) L.B. Smith & Ayensu[NrEnd]S
nutans L.B. Sm. & Ayensu N
pseudopinifolia Behnke[NrEnd]S
splendens (Rendle) N.L. Menezes[NrEnd]S
suaveolens (Greves) N.L. Menezes var. suaveolens S
suaveolens (Greves) N.L. Menezes var. vestita L.B. Smith & AyensuN,C,S

Other sources of information about Xerophyta:

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Flora of Botswana: Xerophyta
Flora of Mozambique: Xerophyta
Flora of Zambia: Xerophyta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xerophyta

External websites:

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

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: Xerophyta.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=373, retrieved 14 April 2024

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