5284.010 Xylotheca Hochst.

Description of the genus

Unarmed shrubs. Sepals caducous. Leaves entire. Flowers solitary, male or bisexual, large and showy. Sepals 3-4. Petals free, white, 7-12, more numerous than the sepals. Stamens numerous. Ovary sessile, 1-locular. Fruit a woody capsule; valves 8, thick.

Worldwide: 3 species in E and SE Africa

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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tettensis (Klotzsch) Gilg var. macrophylla (Klotzsch) WildSDescription, Image
tettensis (Klotzsch) Gilg var. tettensis N,S

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Flora of Mozambique: Xylotheca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xylotheca

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

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: Xylotheca.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=973, retrieved 24 June 2024

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