Zygophyllum

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Zygophyllum
Zygophyllum eremeum.jpg
Zygophyllum eremeum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamily: Zygophylloideae
Genus: Zygophyllum
L.
Species

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Synonyms

Miltianthus Bunge
Sarcozygium Bunge[1]

Zygophyllum fabago leaflets

Zygophyllum is the type genus of the flowering plant family Zygophyllaceae. The generic name is derived from the Greek words ζυγόν (zygon), meaning "yoke," and φυλλον (phyllon), meaning "leaf." It refers to the leaves, each of which have two leaflets. The more than 50 species the genus contains are distributed in arid and semi-arid regions of Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, central Asia and Australia.

Recent DNA analysis suggests that the genera Augea, Fagonia, and Tetraena are embedded in Zygophyllum.[2]

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Zygophyllum L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-06-18. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  2. ^ Beier, B. -A.; Chase, M. W.; Thulin, M. (2003). "Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of subfamily Zygophylloideae (Zygophyllaceae) based on molecular and morphological data". Plant Systematics and Evolution 240: 11. doi:10.1007/s00606-003-0007-0.  edit
  3. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Zygophyllum". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Zygophyllum at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Zygophyllum at Wikispecies