Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Near Garryales

Icacinaceae - White pear family

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Mendes, E.J. (1963) Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or climbers. Stipules 0 (in ours). Leaves simple, opposite (Cassinopsis) or alternate. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, (4-)5-merous, actinomorphic. Calyx 0 or small. Ovary superior, 1-locular; ovules usually 2. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe.

Worldwide: 52 genera and 300 species, mainly tropics with a few temperate.

Zimbabwe: 4 genera and 6 taxa.

Cassinopsis tinifolia

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

GenusContent
Apodytes E.Mey. ex Arn.Description, Image
Cassinopsis Sond.Description, Image
Pyrenacantha WightDescription, Image
Rhaphiostylis Planch. ex Benth.Description

Other sources of information about Icacinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Icacinaceae
Flora of Malawi: Icacinaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Icacinaceae
Flora of Zambia: Icacinaceae

External websites:

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


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: Icacinaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=108, retrieved 29 July 2015

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