3965.000 Zygophyllum L.

Beier, B.-A., Chase, M. W. & Thulin, M. (2003) Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of subfamily Zygophylloideae (Zygophyllaceae) based on molecular and morphological data Plant Systematics and Evolution 240 11-39

Launert, E. (1963) Zygophyllaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Small shrubs or shrublets, rarely perennial or annual herbs, often armed. Leaves opposite, (1) 2-foliolate, succulent, often caducous; leaflets very variable in size and shape. Stipules present, often spiny. Flowers solitary or sometimes 2-nate, terminal. Sepals 4–5, imbricate, sometimes connate at the base, somewhat fleshy. Petals 4–5, usually longer than the sepals, imbricate, whitish or yellow and often with a red spot at the base, spreading. Fruit a capsule or samara, 4–5-locular, 4–5-angled or winged, usually with several seeds. Seeds crustaceous, with scanty endosperm.

Worldwide: About 120 species in Africa and Australia.

Botswana: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cuneifolium Eckl. & Zeyh.
leucocladum Diels
pubescens Schinz
simplex L.
tenue P.E.Glover

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Zygophyllum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2054, retrieved 2 July 2022

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