2717.000 Xylopia L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Inflorescences axillary, consisting of cymes or fascicles or solitary flowers. Sepals 3, ± united. Petals 6, free, in 2 whorls, thick, erect or spreading and often linear above. Stamens numerous, linear; filaments unites at base; anther-thecae transversely septate. Carpels free in fruit, dehiscent, ovoid-cylindric or flattened.

Worldwide: A pantropical genus of c.160 species

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acutiflora (Dunal) A.Rich. WNw
aethiopica (Dunal) A.Rich.N,WLpDescription
katangensis De Wild. N,SCb,McImage
odoratissima Welw. ex Oliv.B,N,W,SC,WDescription, Image
rubescens Oliv. N,WNw,Lp,N,McDescription, Image
tomentosa Exell B,WImage

Other sources of information about Xylopia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Xylopia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=599, retrieved 19 September 2020

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