Alyxia Banks ex R. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial woody lianas, subshrubs or shrubs, evergreen, white latex. Leaves opposite, or whorled, petiolate, blade entire. Inflorescences axillary or pseudo-terminal with 1 – many flowers, pedunculate. Flowers aromatic; corolla salver-shaped. Seeds ovoid with a deep ventral groove.

Worldwide: Around 120 species in Asia, Malesia, Australia and Melanesia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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gynopogon Roem. & Schult.
ruscifolia R. Br.

Other sources of information about Alyxia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alyxia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alyxia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alyxia
Wikipedia: Alyxia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alyxia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alyxia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Alyxia., retrieved 6 October 2022

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