Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Opiliaceae

Garcia, J.G. (1963) Opiliaceae FZ 2(1)

Description of the family

Climbing shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Inflorescences (in ours) composed of axillary racemes. Flowers 4-5-merous, actinomorphic, bisexual. Calyx minute. Stamens opposite the petals. Ovary fusiform, 1-locular; ovule solitary. Fruit drupe-like. Seed large.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 32 species, tropical.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Opilia amentacea

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

GenusContent
Opilia Roxb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Opiliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Opiliaceae
Flora of Zambia: Opiliaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Opiliaceae
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: Opiliaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=160, retrieved 29 July 2014

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