Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Anacardiaceae - Rhus family

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966) Anacardiaceae FZ 2(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or suffrutices; dioecious, monoecious or polygamous, sometimes producing latex. Stipules 0. Leaves mostly compound, sometimes simple (Lannea p.p., Ozoroa, Mangifera), usually alternate, rarely opposite or whorled. Flowers actinomorphic or rarely zygomorphic, (3)4-5-merous. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal panicles. Stamens inserted around (or sometimes on) a disk. Ovary superior, 1-6-locular; loculi with 1 ovule. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 70 genera and 875 species, tropical, subtropical, Mediterranean and temperate N America.

Zimbabwe: 6 genera and 38 taxa.

Rhus longipes var. longipes

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Lannea A.Rich.Description, Image
Mangifera L.Description, Image
Ozoroa DelileDescription, Image
Rhus L.Description, Image
Sclerocarya Hochst.Description, Image
Trichoscypha Hook. f.Description

Other sources of information about Anacardiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Anacardiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Anacardiaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Anacardiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=10, retrieved 4 July 2015

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