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,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Phaeoptilum:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phaeoptilum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phaeoptilum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Phaeoptilum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Phaeoptilum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Phaeoptilum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phaeoptilum
JSTOR Plant Science: Phaeoptilum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phaeoptilum
Plants of the World Online: Phaeoptilum
Tropicos: Phaeoptilum
Wikipedia: 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., retrieved 27 September 2023

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