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.
More sample images from the cultivated Bixaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
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Other sources of information about Bixaceae:
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bixaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Bixaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=241, retrieved 22 May 2013