Caroxylon Thunb.


Description of the genus

Life form mostly annual, with some hemicryptophytes and sub-shrubs. Branches and leaves alternate, leaf apex mostly obtuse, rarely with spine or mucro. Stem, leaves, and perianths with long multi-cellular hairs,at least when young. Wing on fruiting perianths mostly present.

Worldwide: Geographical distribution mostly central and southwest Asia, northern and southern Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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littoralis (Moq.) Akhani & Roalson[NrEnd][LR-nt]GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Caroxylon:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Caroxylon., retrieved 3 July 2022

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