Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Rosaceae - Rose family

Mendes, E.J. (1978) Rosaceae FZ 4

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or herbs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate (in ours), opposite or whorled, simple or compound. Flowers actinomorphic, usually bisexual, perigynous or epigynous. Calyx lobes usually 5; epicalyx sometimes present (Alchemilla). Petals as many as calyx lobes, rarely 0 (Alchemilla). Stamens usually numerous. Carpels 1-many, free or connate; ovules usually 2, rarely 1 or several. Fruit an achene, drupe, follicle or pome, very rarely a capsule.

Comment: In Zimbabwe, a family with a high proportion of introduced species.

Worldwide: 95 genera and 2,825 species, ± cosmopolitan but especially in the temperate and warm northern hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 11 genera and 21 taxa.

Agrimonia bracteata

More sample images from the Rosaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Cotoneaster pannosus

Cotoneaster pannosus

Alchemilla kiwuensis

Alchemilla kiwuensis

Agrimonia bracteata

Agrimonia bracteata

Cliffortia serpyllifolia

Cliffortia serpyllifolia

Duchesnea indica

Duchesnea indica

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

GenusContent
Agrimonia L.Description, Image
Alchemilla L.Description, Image
Cliffortia L.Description, Image
Cotoneaster Medik.Description, Image
Duchesnea Sm.Image
Eriobotrya Lindl.Description, Image
Leucosidea Eckl. & Zeyh.Description, Image
Prunus L.Description, Image
Pyracantha M. Roem.Description, Image
Rosa L.Description
Rubus L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Rosaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rosaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Rosaceae | cultivated Rosaceae
Flora of Zambia: Rosaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rosaceae
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: Rosaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=197, retrieved 19 December 2014

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