2108.000 Osyris L.

Hilliard, O.M. (2006) Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3)

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate or opposite. Flowers unisexual in short axillary panicles, with small bracteoles. Male flowers with short and solid perianth tube, stamens 3-4. Female flowers with 3-4-lobed perianth. Stigma 3-4-lobed. Fruit a spherical drupe, crowned with the persistent perianth lobes. Seed 1.

Worldwide: 6-7 species occurring in the Mediterranean area and from Africa to India

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Osyris compressa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
compressa (Berg.) A.DC.GI,MDescription, Image
lanceolata Hochst. & Steud. ex A. DC.N,Z,MSDescription, Image

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Osyris.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=502, retrieved 15 August 2020

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