Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Myrtales
Fernandes, A. (1978) Sonneratiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4
Description of the family
Trees and shrubs, some mangroves (Sonneratia) with aerial roots (pneumatophores). Stipules 0. Leaves simple, opposite, petiolate, entire. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, axillary or terminal. Calyx tube campanulate, 4-8-lobed. Petals 4-8 or 0. Stamens 12 to numerous; filaments free, anthers medifixed. Ovary 4-many-locular; ovules numerous. Fruit a many-seeded berry or capsule.
The two genera are Sonneratia (a Mozambican native genus of mangroves) and Duabanga, which is cultivated in Zimbabwe. Both genera are sometimes included in the Lythraceae.
Worldwide: 2 genera and 8 species in the tropics of the Old World
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.
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Other sources of information about Sonneratiaceae:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sonneratiaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Sonneratiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=275, retrieved 23 October 2016