Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Wild alder family
Description of the family
Evergreen trees or shrubs. Stipules large, spoon-like (in ours). Leaves opposite, 3-foliolate or imparipinnate. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5. Petals 4-5. Stamens 8-10. Ovary superior, 2-locular. Fruit a capsule crowned with persistent styles. Seeds winged.
Comment: This family is included on the basis of an empty labelled folder at SRGH. Considerable doubt exists as to whether this family occurs as a native plant in Zimbabwe at all.
Worldwide: 19 genera and 340 species, mostly southern hemisphere.
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Cunoniaceae:
Flora of Zimbabwe: native/naturalised Cunoniaceae page
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cunoniaceae
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: Cunoniaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=66, retrieved 25 May 2013