2376.000 Limeum L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or fasciculate, often ± succulent. Inflorescences terminal or lateral, cymose, often umbel-like. Flowers bisexual, whitish or greenish. Per. segments generally unequal, 5 , free. Stamens (5-)7. Ovary superior, with two 1-ovulate loculi. Style 1. Stigmas 2. Fruit dehiscing into 2 mericarps. Mericarps indehiscent, 1-seeded with outer face reticulate, rugose, spine-tipped or ± smooth; base often auriculate; margin winged or not.

Worldwide: 20 species, most in southern Africa, also tropical Africa, Arabia and Pakistan

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

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fenestratum (Fenzl) Heimerl var. fenestratum Description, Image
sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch. var. sulcatum Description, Image

Other sources of information about Limeum:

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Flora of Botswana: Limeum
Flora of Mozambique: Limeum
Flora of Zambia: Limeum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limeum

External websites:

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

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 Caprivi: Genus page: Limeum.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=549, retrieved 7 October 2022

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