- Cape reed family
Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000)
Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10
Description of the family
Perennial, usually dioecious, rush- or sedge-like herbs. Rootstock tufted or rhizomatous, bearing dense scaly sheaths. Culms usually bearing a convolute leaf sheath; ligule usually 0. Inflorescence a spike, raceme or panicle, often different in male and female plants. Spikelets subtended by a sheath. Flowers usually unisexual. Perianth of 6 segments in 2 whorls. Male flowers: stamens 3; anthers 1-thecous. Female flowers: staminodes 0-3; ovary superior, 1-3-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 1-3. Fruit a capsule or nutlet.
Worldwide: 41 genera and 420 species, mainly southern hemisphere and especially Australia and South Africa but with one species in Vietnam.
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Other sources of information about Restionaceae:Flora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for RestionaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Restionaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=194, retrieved 22 May 2013