2401.000 Aizoon L.

Description of the genus

Many-stemmed annual or perennial herbs. Leaevs alternate. Stipules 0. Flowers bisexual, solitary, sessile in leaf axils or forks of branches. Perianth segments 5, united into a short tube. Stamens numerous, in fascicles alternating with the perianth segments. Ovary superior, consisting of 5 carpels, with numerous ovules in each loculus. Styles 5. Fruit a 5-valved loculicidal capsule. Seeds numerous, reniform, ridged.

Worldwide: 11 species occurring in southern Spain, Asia Minor, North, East and South Africa and Australia.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
schellenbergii Adamson
virgatum Welw. ex Oliv.

Other sources of information about Aizoon:

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Flora of Mozambique: Aizoon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aizoon

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Aizoon.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=561, retrieved 15 August 2022

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