5313.000 Homalium Jacq.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Stipules various. Leaves pinnately-nerved: lamina entire or crenate-serrate with a gland near the apex of each tooth on the underside. Flowers bisexual, in axillary panicles (in ours). Sepals (4-)5-8(-12). Petals as many as, and alternating with, the sepals, persistent. Stamens solitary or in groups of 3 before each petal. Styles 2-4. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 180 species in tropical and warm areas

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Homalium abdessammadii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abdessammadii Asch. & Schweinf.[CR]WDescription, Image
dentatum (Harv.) Warb.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Homalium:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Homalium
Flora of Caprivi: Homalium
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Homalium
Flora of Malawi: Homalium
Flora of Mozambique: Homalium
Flora of Zambia: Homalium

External websites:

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

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: Homalium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=977, retrieved 25 May 2024

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