Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales


Wild, H. (1960-1) Illecebraceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs or shrublets. Stipules present, scarious. Leaves opposite and often falsely whorled. Inflorescence a dense cyme. Flowers usually inconspicuous, bisexual, actinomorphic, 5-merous. Sepals free. Petals present (in ours). Ovary 1-locular. Style 1. Fruit an indehiscent nutlet, 1-2-seeded, included in the persistent calyx.

Comment: This family is generally not recognized and genera formerly placed here are now included in Caryophyllaceae.

Zimbabwe: 0 genera and 0 taxa.

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Flora of Botswana: Illecebraceae
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Flora of Malawi: Illecebraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Illecebraceae
Flora of Zambia: Illecebraceae

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Illecebraceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Illecebraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=109, retrieved 21 October 2016

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