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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Other sources of information about Xylopia:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: XylopiaFlora of Caprivi
: XylopiaFlora of Malawi
: XylopiaFlora of Mozambique
: XylopiaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): XylopiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: XylopiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for XylopiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): XylopiaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Xylopia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=599, retrieved 31 July 2016