6777.000 Xysmalobium R. Br.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

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.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
holubii Scott-ElliotNImage
sessile (Decne.) Decne.Image
undulatum (L.) W.T. AitonDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Xysmalobium:

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Flora of Botswana: Xysmalobium
Flora of Malawi: Xysmalobium
Flora of Mozambique: Xysmalobium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xysmalobium

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Xysmalobium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1130, retrieved 31 March 2020

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