2194.000 Emex Campd.

Description of the genus

Erect or spreading, much-branched, monoecious, annuals or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, petiolate. Ochrea membranous, caducous. Flowers unisexual; male flowers pedicellate in clusters on the upper part of branches or upper part of inflorescences; female flowers sessile in the axils below. Male flowers: perianth segments 5-6, free nearly to the base, spreading. Female flowers: perianth segments in 2 rows of 3, accrescent, the outer 3 each bearing a stout spine. Styles 3, widened and fimbriate at the tip. Nut trigonous.

Worldwide: 2 species, one in the Mediterranean area and the other native to South Africa and Namibia.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Emex australis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
australis Steinh.SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Emex:

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Flora of Mozambique: Emex
Flora of Zimbabwe: Emex

External websites:

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

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: Emex.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=513, retrieved 22 June 2024

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