1247.010 Xerophyta Juss.


Gonçalves, A.E. (2009) Velloziaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrubs. Stems and branches covered in a thick covering of leaf bases. Flowers with or without a rudimentary corona, solitary on each peduncle. Perianth segments 6, blue, dark purple or white; tube very short. Stamens 6, borne on the perianth. Ovary ± spherical or slightly trigonous, spiny or hairy with trichomes. Seeds clavate or attenuate-conical, angled.

Worldwide: 30 species in central S America, tropical and subtropical Africa, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia.

Botswana: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
equisetoides Baker var. equisetoides
equisetoides Baker var. setosa L.B. Smith & AyensuN
humilis (Baker) T. Durand & SchinzN,SW,SEDescription, Image
retinervis BakerSE
schlechteri (Baker) N.L. MenezesSEDescription, Image
suaveolens (Greves) N.L. Menezes var. suaveolens N
viscosa Baker

Other sources of information about Xerophyta:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Xerophyta
Flora of Mozambique: Xerophyta
Flora of Zambia: Xerophyta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xerophyta

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Xerophyta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Xerophyta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Xerophyta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xerophyta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xerophyta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Xerophyta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Xerophyta.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=373, retrieved 23 August 2019

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