2136.000 Ximenia L.

Description of the genus

Root-parasitic shrubs or small trees, usually with axillary spines. Leaves obtuse or mucronulate. Flowers axillary. Calyx 4(-5)-lobed, not accrescent. Petals 4(-5), linear-oblong, later recurved, densely bearded within, ± glabrous outside. Stamens 8 (in ours); staminodes 0. Fruit a drupe with a large stone.

Derivation of name: after Francisco Ximenez, a Spanish monk who wrote about the plants of Mexico in the 17th century

Worldwide: 8 species in the tropics.

Caprivi: 3 taxa.

Ximenia americana var. microphylla

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

americana L. var. microphylla Welw. ex Oliv.Description, Image
americana L var. americana Description
caffra Sond. var. caffra Description, Image

Other sources of information about Ximenia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ximenia
Flora of Malawi: Ximenia
Flora of Mozambique: Ximenia
Flora of Zambia: Ximenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ximenia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Ximenia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=507, retrieved 5 August 2020

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