Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

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 39 taxa.

Rhus longipes

More sample images from the Anacardiaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Mangifera indica

Mangifera indica

Lannea edulis var. edulis

Lannea edulis var. edulis

Ozoroa reticulata

Ozoroa reticulata

Rhus dentata

Rhus dentata

Lannea schweinfurthii

Lannea schweinfurthii

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 Zimbabwe: cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Anacardiaceae | cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Anacardiaceae | cultivated Anacardiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Anacardiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Anacardiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=10, retrieved 2 August 2014

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