6777.000 Xysmalobium R. Br.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with one or more simple stems arising from a tuberous rootstock; latex white. Leaves simple, opposite with lateral veins spreading almost at right angles to the midrib. Inflorescences umbelliform with erect peduncles. Corolla lobed almost to the base. Paired follicles sometimes inflated. Seeds flattened, ovate with silky hairs.

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Xysmalobium undulatum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fraternum N.E. Br.E
gramineum S. MooreW
heudelotianum Decne.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
holubii Scott-ElliotWImage
kaessneri S. MooreN,E
undulatum (L.) W.T. AitonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Xysmalobium
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Flora of Mozambique: Xysmalobium
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Xysmalobium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Xysmalobium
Wikipedia: Xysmalobium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xysmalobium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xysmalobium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Xysmalobium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1130, retrieved 24 September 2021

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