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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Zygophyllales
Familia: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamilia: Zygophylloideae
Genus: Zygophyllum
Species: Z. apiculatum - Z. applanatum - Z. atriplicoides - Z. aurantiacum - Z. billardierei - Z. botulifolium - Z. chrysopteron - Z. clavatum - Z. compressum - Z. cordifolium - Z. cuneifolium - Z. cylindrifolium - Z. debile - Z. divaricatum - Z. eurypterum - Z. fabago - Z. fulvum - Z. fuscatum - Z. gaetulum - Z. giessii - Z. gilfillanii - Z. glaucum - Z. gontscharovii - Z. hamiense - Z. hirticaule - Z. howittii - Z. incrustatum - Z. iodocarpum - Z. lehmannianum - Z. leptopetalum - Z. leucocladum - Z. lichtensteinianum - Z. longicapsulare - Z. maculatum - Z. madagascariense - Z. madecassum - Z. maritimum - Z. microcarpum - Z. migiurtinorum - Z. miniatum - Z. morgsana - Z. orbiculatum - Z. ovatum - Z. potaninii - Z. prismatocarpum - Z. pterocarpum - Z. pterocaule - Z. pubescens - Z. pygmaeum - Z. ramosissimum - Z. retrofractum - Z. rigidum - Z. rogersii - Z. rosowii - Z. schreiberanum - Z. sessilifolium - Z. simplex - Z. spinosum - Z. subtrijugum - Z. tenue - Z. teretifolium - Z. xanthoxylum

Name

Zygophyllum L.

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 (phyllos), 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.

Selected species

* Zygophyllum album L.
* Zygophyllum cornutum Coss.
* Zygophyllum dumosum Boiss.
* Zygophyllum eurypterum Boiss. & Buhse
* Zygophyllum fabago L.
* Zygophyllum gaetulum Emb. et Maire
* Zygophyllum geslini Coss.
* Zygophyllum giessii Merxm. A.Schreib.
* Zygophyllum gilfillanii N.E.Br.
* Zygophyllum howittii F. Muell.
* Zygophyllum potaninii Maxim.
* Zygophyllum simile H.Eichler
* Zygophyllum simplex L.
* Zygophyllum stapfii – Dollar Bush
* Zygophyllum waterlotii Maire
* Zygophyllum xanthoxylum (Bunge) Engl.[2]


References

1. ^ "Genus: Zygophyllum L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-06-18. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?13079. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
2. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Zygophyllum". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/splist.pl?13079. Retrieved 2010-10-12.

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