8293.000 Oxyanthus DC.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Stipules erect, persistent. Leaves opposite or 3-nate, with domatia. Flowers in panicles, lateral at successive nodes, white, bisexual. Corolla tube long, very narrowly cylindric; lobes narrow, contorted. Stamens exserted. Ovary 1-2-locular with 2 placentas. Fruit spherical, ellipsoid or fusiform. Seeds large, flattened-ellipsoid.

Derivation of name: Gk: oxyanthus: with pointed flowers

Worldwide: 40 species, Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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pyriformis (Hochst.) Skeels

Other sources of information about Oxyanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Oxyanthus
Flora of Malawi: Oxyanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Oxyanthus
Flora of Zambia: Oxyanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oxyanthus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxyanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oxyanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxyanthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oxyanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Oxyanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxyanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxyanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxyanthus
Plants of the World Online: Oxyanthus
Tropicos: Oxyanthus
Wikipedia: Oxyanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Oxyanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1384, retrieved 21 July 2024

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