Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Buffalo-thorn family
Drummond, R.B. (1966)
Rhamnaceae FZ 2(2)
Description of the family
Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or lianes; branches sometimes with coiled tendrils (Gouania and Helinus). Stipules present, sometimes spiny. Leaves alternate (sometimes opposite or subopposite) or fasciculate, simple. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals (4-)5. Petals (4-)5 or 0. Disk usually present and well-developed. Ovary superior, subinferior or inferior, 2-4-locular. Fruit a drupe, capsule or schizocarp.
Worldwide: 49 genera and 900 species, cosmopolitan, but especially in tropical and warm areas.
More sample images from the Rhamnaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Rhamnaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Rhamnaceae pageFlora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for RhamnaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Rhamnaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=195, retrieved 19 May 2013