2376.000 Limeum L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or fasciculate, often ± succulent. Inflorescences terminal or lateral, cymose, often umbel-like. Flowers bisexual, whitish or greenish. Per. segments generally unequal, 5 , free. Stamens (5-)7. Ovary superior, with two 1-ovulate loculi. Style 1. Stigmas 2. Fruit dehiscing into 2 mericarps. Mericarps indehiscent, 1-seeded with outer face reticulate, rugose, spine-tipped or ± smooth; base often auriculate; margin winged or not.

Worldwide: 20 species, most in southern Africa, also tropical Africa, Arabia and Pakistan

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
fenestratum (Fenzl) Heimerl var. fenestratum S,WDescription, Image
viscosum (J. Gay) Fenzl subsp. viscosum var. viscosum BWDescription
viscosum (J. Gay) Fenzl subsp. viscosum var. krausii Friedr.B,SS,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Limeum:

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Flora of Botswana: Limeum
Flora of Caprivi: Limeum
Flora of Mozambique: Limeum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limeum

External websites:

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

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: Limeum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=549, retrieved 30 September 2022

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