2108.000 Osyris L.

Hilliard, O.M. (2006) Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3)

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate or opposite. Flowers unisexual in short axillary panicles, with small bracteoles. Male flowers with short and solid perianth tube, stamens 3-4. Female flowers with 3-4-lobed perianth. Stigma 3-4-lobed. Fruit a spherical drupe, crowned with the persistent perianth lobes. Seed 1.

Worldwide: 6-7 species occurring in the Mediterranean area and from Africa to India

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Osyris lanceolata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
compressa (Berg.) A.DC.Description, Image
lanceolata Hochst. & Steud. ex A. DC.N,C,SN,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Osyris
Flora of Malawi: Osyris
Flora of Mozambique: Osyris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Osyris

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

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: Osyris.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=502, retrieved 14 August 2020

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