5313.000 Homalium Jacq.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Stipules various. Leaves pinnately-nerved: lamina entire or crenate-serrate with a gland near the apex of each tooth on the underside. Flowers bisexual, in axillary panicles (in ours). Sepals (4-)5-8(-12). Petals as many as, and alternating with, the sepals, persistent. Stamens solitary or in groups of 3 before each petal. Styles 2-4. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 180 species in tropical and warm areas

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Homalium abdessammadii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abdessammadii Asch. & Schweinf.CDescription, Image
africanum (Hook. f.) Benth.N,WLp,NDescription, Image
dentatum (Harv.) Warb.NwDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Homalium:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Homalium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=977, retrieved 17 November 2019

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