2717.000 Xylopia L.

Johnson, D.M. & Murray, N.A. (2018) A revision of Xylopia L. (Annonaceae): the species of Tropical Africa Phytokeys 97 1-252

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Inflorescences axillary, consisting of cymes or fascicles or solitary flowers. Sepals 3, ± united. Petals 6, free, in 2 whorls, thick, erect or spreading and often linear above. Stamens numerous, linear; filaments unites at base; anther-thecae transversely septate. Carpels free in fruit, dehiscent, ovoid-cylindric or flattened.

Worldwide: A pantropical genus of c.160 species

Botswana: 2 taxa.

Xylopia odoratissima

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
odoratissima Welw. ex Oliv.NDescription, Image
tomentosa Exell NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Xylopia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Xylopia
Flora of Malawi: Xylopia
Flora of Mozambique: Xylopia
Flora of Zambia: Xylopia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xylopia

External websites:

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

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: Xylopia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=599, retrieved 20 May 2024

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