Balanites

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Balanites
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Balanites aegyptiaca
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamily: Tribuloideae
Genus: Balanites
Delile[1]
Species

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Balanites is a Afrotropical, Palearctic and Indomalayan genus of flowering plants in the caltrop family, Zygophyllaceae. The name Balanites derives from the Greek word for an acorn and refers to the fruit, it was coined by Alire Delile in 1813.[2]

Species[edit]

The following species are included in the genus Balanites:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Balanites Delile". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Balanites aegyptiaca" (PDF). Agroforestry Database 4.0. worldagroforestry.org. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Species in Balanites". The Plant List. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Balanites". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 

External links[edit]

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