5313.000 Homalium Jacq.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Stipules various. Leaves pinnately-nerved: lamina entire or crenate-serrate with a gland near the apex of each tooth on the underside. Flowers bisexual, in axillary panicles (in ours). Sepals (4-)5-8(-12). Petals as many as, and alternating with, the sepals, persistent. Stamens solitary or in groups of 3 before each petal. Styles 2-4. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 180 species in tropical and warm areas

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abdessammadii Asch. & Schweinf.Description, Image
dentatum (Harv.) Warb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Homalium:

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

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Homalium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=977, retrieved 23 March 2023

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