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.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Ximenia americana var. microphylla

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
americana L. var. microphylla Welw. ex Oliv.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
caffra Sond. var. caffra N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
caffra Sond. var. natalensis Sond.N,ZDescription

Other sources of information about Ximenia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ximenia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ximenia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ximenia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ximenia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ximenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ximenia
JSTOR Plant Science: Ximenia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ximenia
Plants of the World Online: Ximenia
Tropicos: Ximenia
Wikipedia: Ximenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Ximenia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=507, retrieved 20 May 2024

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