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

Botswana: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brevispinosum KuntzeNDescription, Image
trichotomum Burch.
zambesiacum BakerSEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rhigozum:

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Flora of Caprivi: Rhigozum
Flora of Mozambique: Rhigozum
Flora of Zambia: Rhigozum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rhigozum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Rhigozum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1303, retrieved 22 June 2024

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