2194.000 Emex Campd.

Description of the genus

Erect or spreading, much-branched, monoecious, annuals or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, petiolate. Ochrea membranous, caducous. Flowers unisexual; male flowers pedicellate in clusters on the upper part of branches or upper part of inflorescences; female flowers sessile in the axils below. Male flowers: perianth segments 5-6, free nearly to the base, spreading. Female flowers: perianth segments in 2 rows of 3, accrescent, the outer 3 each bearing a stout spine. Styles 3, widened and fimbriate at the tip. Nut trigonous.

Worldwide: 2 species, one in the Mediterranean area and the other native to South Africa and Namibia.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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australis Steinh.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Emex:

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Flora of Botswana: Emex
Flora of Mozambique: Emex

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Emex.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=513, retrieved 4 December 2016

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