7722.000 Rhigozum Burch.

Description of the genus

Spiny shrubs or small trees. Leaves short (to 5 cm), clustered on cushions, simple, 1-jugate or imparipinnate. Flowers solitary or in fascicles. Calyx 5-toothed. Corolla campanulate with 5 spreading lobes, yellow. Stamens 5. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a flattened capsule. Seeds winged.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Rhigozum zambesiacum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brevispinosum KuntzeW,SDescription, Image
obovatum Burch.W,E,SDescription, Image
zambesiacum BakerN,E,SDescription, Image

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Other sources of information about Rhigozum:

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Flora of Botswana: Rhigozum
Flora of Caprivi: Rhigozum
Flora of Mozambique: Rhigozum
Flora of Zambia: Rhigozum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Rhigozum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1303, retrieved 4 February 2023

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