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: 2 taxa.

Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
goetzei K. Schum. subsp. goetzei E,SDescription, Image
speciosus DC. subsp. stenocarpus (K. Schum.) BridsonC,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oxyanthus:

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

External websites:

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

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: Oxyanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1384, retrieved 7 February 2023

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