2136.000 Ximenia L.

Description of the genus

Root-parasitic shrubs or small trees, usually with axillary spines. Leaves obtuse or mucronulate. Flowers axillary. Calyx 4(-5)-lobed, not accrescent. Petals 4(-5), linear-oblong, later recurved, densely bearded within, ± glabrous outside. Stamens 8 (in ours); staminodes 0. Fruit a drupe with a large stone.

Derivation of name: after Francisco Ximenez, a Spanish monk who wrote about the plants of Mexico in the 17th century

Worldwide: 8 species in the tropics.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
americana L. var. microphylla Welw. ex Oliv.B,N,W,C,SDescription, Image
caffra Sond. var. caffra B,N,C,E,SN,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
caffra Sond. var. natalensis Sond.N,WNw,Lp,NDescription

Other sources of information about Ximenia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ximenia
Flora of Caprivi: Ximenia
Flora of Malawi: Ximenia
Flora of Mozambique: Ximenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ximenia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ximenia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=507, retrieved 13 August 2022

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