Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Sycamore and maple family
Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.
Description of the family
Trees or shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, mostly simple and palmately-lobed, less often pinnate. Inflorescence racemose. Flowers actinomorphic, unisexual. Sepals 4-5. Petals 0 or equalling sepals. Stamens usually 8 in two whorls. Disk present. Ovary 2-locular and 2-lobed. Styles 2. Fruit a schizocarp, splitting into 2 samaras.
Worldwide: 2 genera and 113 species in N temperate regions and on tropical mountains
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Other sources of information about Aceraceae:
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aceraceae
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: Aceraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=242, retrieved 19 June 2013