Phaeoptilum Radlk.

Stannard, B.L. (1988) Nyctaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the genus

Spiny shrubs, densely branched, spreading. Leaves usually in fascicles, sessile to subsessile more or less fleshy, entire. Flowers solitary or in fascicles, usually on leafless branches. Perianth infundibuliform, 4 (5)lobed; lobes spreading. Fruit enclosed in hardened, elongated, longitudinally 4-winged perianth-tube. .

Worldwide: Two species in South Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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spinosum Radlk.SW,SE

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Phaeoptilum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2431, retrieved 31 January 2023

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