2717.000 Xylopia L.

Johnson, D.M. & Murray, N.A. (2018) A revision of Xylopia L. (Annonaceae): the species of Tropical Africa Phytokeys 97 1-252

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: 7 taxa.

Xylopia odoratissima

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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
shirensis (Engl. & Diels) D. M. Johnson & N. A. Murray
tomentosa Exell B,WNwDescription, Image

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
Wikipedia: Xylopia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xylopia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xylopia

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: Xylopia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=599, retrieved 5 December 2022

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