1. Family: Salvadoraceae Lindl.
    1. Azima Lam.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to Hainan and Malesia.

    [FZ]

    Salvadoraceae, A. R. Vickery. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, simple.
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, shortly 4–toothed or 2–partite.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, free, lanceolate.
    Flowers
    Male flowers: stamens 4, free, slightly exserted, alternating with the petals; anthers oblong, nearly equalling the filaments; ovary rudimentary. Female flowers: staminoides 4, alternating with the petals; ovary ovoid, 2–locular; ovules basal, 1 (or more rarely 2) per locule; stigma sessile, bilobed hairy. Flowers small, axillary.
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry 1–(more rarely 2–) seeded.
    Habit
    Glabrous or pubescent dioecious shrubs or small trees; stems much branched, bearing paired or solitary axillary spines.
    [FTEA]

    Salvadoraceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    Glabrous or pubescent dioecious shrubs; stems much branched, sometimes rather scrambling, armed with paired or solitary axillary spines
    Flowers
    Flowers small, axillary Male flowers: stamens 4, free, slightly exserted, alternating with the petals; anthers oblong, nearly equalling the linear filaments; ovary rudimentary Female flowers: staminodes 4, alternating with the petals; rudimentary anthers sagittate at the base; ovary ovoid, 2-locular; ovules basal, 1–2 per locule but usually solitary; stigma sessile, bilobed, hairy
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, shortly 4-toothed or 2-partite
    Corolla
    Petals 4, free, lanceolate
    Male
    Male flowers: stamens 4, free, slightly exserted, alternating with the petals; anthers oblong, nearly equalling the linear filaments; ovary rudimentary
    Female
    Female flowers: staminodes 4, alternating with the petals; rudimentary anthers sagittate at the base; ovary ovoid, 2-locular; ovules basal, 1–2 per locule but usually solitary; stigma sessile, bilobed, hairy
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry, 1–2-seeded.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Comoros, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Oman, Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Mauritius

    Azima Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Encycl. 1: 343 (1783)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Encycl. Méth., Bot. 1: 343 (1783).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Encycl. 1: 343 (1783)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    [A] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    [B] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [C] © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [D] © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0