3462.000 Xylia Benth.

Description of the genus

Trees, unarmed. Leaves 2-pinnate, with 1 pair of pinnae. Petiole bearing a gland at its apex at the junction of the solitary pair of pinnae. Pinnae opposite; leaflets opposite. Inflorescence a spherical head, solitary, paired or grouped in a raceme. Flowers male or bisexual. Calyx and corolla 5-lobed. Stamens 10. Anthers with a caducous apical gland. Pod flattened, thick and woody, dehiscing from the apex downwards into 2 recurving valves.

Worldwide: 13 species in the tropical Old World, especially Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Xylia torreana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
torreana BrenanN,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Xylia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Xylia
Flora of Mozambique: Xylia
Flora of Zambia: Xylia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Xylia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=675, retrieved 20 June 2024

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