Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Bixa family
Wild, H. (1960) Bixaceae FZ 1(1)
Description of the family
Shrubs or small trees. Latex coloured. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple. Inflorescence a terminal corymb or panicle. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5. Petals 4-7, free. Stamens numerous. Ovary superior, 1-locular. Style 1; stigma 2-lobed. Fruit densely bristly. Seeds with a fleshy testa, dotted with red glands.
Worldwide: 3 genera and 16 species, tropical.
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.
More sample images from the cultivated Bixaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
|Bixa L.||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Bixaceae:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
| cultivated Bixaceae
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bixaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Bixaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=241, retrieved 23 April 2014