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

Mozambique: 10 taxa.

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopicum Burm. f. var. aethiopicum
argute-carinatum Wawra & Peyr. var. kwebense (N.E. Br.) Friedr.GI
dinteri G. Schellenb.GI
fenestratum (Fenzl) Heimerl var. fenestratum GI,MDescription, Image
fenestratum (Fenzl) Heimerl var. exalatum Friedr.N,GI,MDescription, Image
sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch. var. sulcatum Z,MS,MDescription, Image
sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch. var. scabridum (Klotzsch) Friedr.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MImage
viscosum (J. Gay) Fenzl subsp. viscosum var. viscosum ZDescription
viscosum (J. Gay) Fenzl subsp. viscosum var. krausii Friedr.N,GI,MDescription, Image
viscosum (J. Gay) Fenzl subsp. viscosum var. dubium Friedr.GIDescription

Other sources of information about Limeum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Limeum
Flora of Caprivi: 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Limeum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Limeum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Limeum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=549, retrieved 16 February 2019

Site software last modified: 3 April 2018 9:56pm
Terms of use