Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Myrtales

Oliniaceae - Olinia or Hard-pear family

Verdcourt, B. (1978) Oliniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules rudimentary. Leaves simple, opposite or ternate. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, in terminal or axillary cymes. Calyx a cylindrical tube. Petals 4-5, alternating with 4-5 pubescent scales. Stamens 4-5, alternating with the petals. Ovary inferior, 3-5-locular. Fruit a 3-5-locular false drupe with 1 seed per loculus.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 8 species, eastern and southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Olinia Thunb.Description

Other sources of information about Oliniaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Oliniaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Oliniaceae
Flora of Zambia: Oliniaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oliniaceae
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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: Oliniaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=157, retrieved 25 October 2016

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