Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Malpighiaceae

Launert, E. (1963) Malpighiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Woody climbers, subshrubs, shrubs or small trees with medifixed hairs. Stipules present or 0. Leaves alternate (Acridocarpus) or opposite or ternate, simple, entire. Inflorescences terminal and axillary. Bracts and bracteoles present. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Sepals 5. Petals 5, often unguiculate. Stamens 10. Ovary superior, (2-)3(-5)-locular. Fruit (in ours) winged.

Worldwide: 67 genera and 1,100 species, tropical and warm zones, especially S America.

Zimbabwe: 4 genera and 10 taxa.

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

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

GenusContent
Acridocarpus Guill. & Perr.Description
Caucanthus Forssk.Description
Sphedamnocarpus Planch. ex Benth.Description, Image
Triaspis Burch.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Malpighiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Malpighiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Malpighiaceae
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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: Malpighiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=130, retrieved 29 September 2016

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