3681.000 Ulex L.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Shrubs; branchlets very spiny. Leaves usually alternate, 3-foliolate on seedlings, but reduced to scale-like or narrow, spine-like phyllodes on mature plants. Flowers yellow, axillary, solitary or in small clusters, sometimes aggregated into racemes or umbel-like inflorescences. Calyx yellow, persistent, divided to base into 2 lips; upper lip 2-toothed, lower lip 3-toothed. Petals; upper ovate; wings and keel obtuse. Fruit a pod, ovate to shortly linear, 2-valved. Seeds 1-6

Worldwide: About 20 species native to western Europe and North-West Africa. 1 species naturalised in Drakensburg.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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gallii Planch.
minor Roth

Other sources of information about Ulex:

External websites:

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

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: Ulex.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1814, retrieved 22 April 2024

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