Azima Lam.

First published in Encycl. 1: 343 (1783)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa to Hainan and Malesia.

Descriptions

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

Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, simple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, shortly 4–toothed or 2–partite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, free, lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry 1–(more rarely 2–) seeded.
Morphology General Habit
Glabrous or pubescent dioecious shrubs or small trees; stems much branched, bearing paired or solitary axillary spines.
[FZ]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious shrubs, armed with paired or solitary axillary spines
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shortly 2-lobed or 2-partite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with 4 staminodes and a 2-celled ovary Male flowers with 4 free, slightly exserted stamens and a rudimentary ovary Flowers in axillary dense inflorescences
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry.
Distribution
Genus of three species, ranging from Africa to South-East Asia.
[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous or pubescent dioecious shrubs; stems much branched, sometimes rather scrambling, armed with paired or solitary axillary spines
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, shortly 4-toothed or 2-partite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, free, lanceolate
sex Male
Male flowers: stamens 4, free, slightly exserted, alternating with the petals; anthers oblong, nearly equalling the linear filaments; ovary rudimentary
sex 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry, 1–2-seeded.
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0