8293.000 Oxyanthus DC.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Stipules erect, persistent. Leaves opposite or 3-nate, with domatia. Flowers in panicles, lateral at successive nodes, white, bisexual. Corolla tube long, very narrowly cylindric; lobes narrow, contorted. Stamens exserted. Ovary 1-2-locular with 2 placentas. Fruit spherical, ellipsoid or fusiform. Seeds large, flattened-ellipsoid.

Derivation of name: Gk: oxyanthus: with pointed flowers

Worldwide: 40 species, Africa

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Oxyanthus latifolius

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
lepidus S. Moore subsp. lepidus var. lepidus NLp
sp. B Nw
speciosus DC. subsp. mollis (Hutch.) Bridson var. pubescens NogueiraCb,C
speciosus DC. subsp. mollis (Hutch.) Bridson var. glaber BridsonNw,N,Mc

Other sources of information about Oxyanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Oxyanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Oxyanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oxyanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oxyanthus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Oxyanthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1384, retrieved 4 August 2021

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