2131.000 Olax L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves distichous. Calyx accrescent. Flowers axillary, either solitary or in short racemes. Petals 3 or 5(-6), glabrous within. Stamens 3-6; staminodes 3-6. Ovary superior. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 25 species in the Old World tropics and South Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
dissitiflora Oliv.SLk,SDescription, Image
gambecola Baill. N,WNwImage
obtusifolia De Wild.B,N,W,C,SNw,Cb,N,Lk,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Olax:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Olax
Flora of Caprivi: Olax
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Olax
Flora of Malawi: Olax
Flora of Mozambique: Olax
Flora of Zimbabwe: Olax

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Olax.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=506, retrieved 24 February 2024

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