Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Simaroubaceae - Tree-of-heaven family

Wild, H. & Phipps, J.B. (1963) Simaroubaceae FZ 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing. Stipules 0 or consisting of spines (Harrisonia). Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, lacking gland-dots; the rhachis sometimes winged. Inflorescence a panicle. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Sepals 4-5, partly fused. Petals 4-5. Stamens 8-10 (in ours). Disk annular. Ovary superior, 4-5-locular, each loculus with 1(-2) ovule. Fruit (in ours) a 4-5-lobed depressed-spherical berry.

Worldwide: 13 genera and 110 species, tropical.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Ailanthus Desf.

Other sources of information about Simaroubaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Simaroubaceae
Flora of Zambia: Simaroubaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Simaroubaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Simaroubaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=209, retrieved 31 July 2014

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