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

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopica (Dunal) A.Rich.EDescription
odoratissima Welw. ex Oliv.[LR-lc]N,WDescription, Image
parviflora (A. Rich.) Benth.EDescription

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 Zambia: 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: 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: Xylopia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=599, retrieved 27 June 2016

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