2108.000 Osyris L.

Hilliard, O.M. (2006) Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3)

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate or opposite. Flowers unisexual in short axillary panicles, with small bracteoles. Male flowers with short and solid perianth tube, stamens 3-4. Female flowers with 3-4-lobed perianth. Stigma 3-4-lobed. Fruit a spherical drupe, crowned with the persistent perianth lobes. Seed 1.

Worldwide: 6-7 species occurring in the Mediterranean area and from Africa to India

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Osyris lanceolata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
lanceolata Hochst. & Steud. ex A. DC.N,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Osyris:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Osyris
Flora of Malawi: Osyris
Flora of Mozambique: Osyris
Flora of Zambia: Osyris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Osyris

External websites:

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

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: Osyris.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=502, retrieved 20 May 2024

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