3462.000 Xylia Benth.

Description of the genus

Trees, unarmed. Leaves 2-pinnate, with 1 pair of pinnae. Petiole bearing a gland at its apex at the junction of the solitary pair of pinnae. Pinnae opposite; leaflets opposite. Inflorescence a spherical head, solitary, paired or grouped in a raceme. Flowers male or bisexual. Calyx and corolla 5-lobed. Stamens 10. Anthers with a caducous apical gland. Pod flattened, thick and woody, dehiscing from the apex downwards into 2 recurving valves.

Worldwide: 13 species in the tropical Old World, especially Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Xylia
Flora of Zambia: Xylia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xylia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Xylia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Xylia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Xylia
Wikipedia: Xylia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xylia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xylia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Xylia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=675, retrieved 23 March 2023

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