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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Zygophyllales

Familia: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamilia: Zygophylloideae
Genus: Melocarpum
Species: M. hildebrandtii – M. robecchii

Melocarpum (Engl.) Beier & Thulin, Pl. Syst. Evol. 240(1-4): 37. (2003)

Type species: Non designatus.


Zygophyllum sect. Melocarpum Engl., Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 2: 13. (1896)


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(1–4): 11–39. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-003-0007-0 Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Melocarpum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 15. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2020. Melocarpum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 15. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Melocarpum. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 15 2020. 2020. Melocarpum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 15.

Melocarpum is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Zygophyllaceae.[1]

Its native range is Northeastern Tropical Africa, Southern Arabian Peninsula.[1]


Melocarpum hildebrandtii (Engl.) Beier & Thulin
Melocarpum robecchii (Engl.) Beier & Thulin


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