Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Salicaceae - Willow family

Flacourtiaceae p.p.

Wild, H. (1960) Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Salicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the family

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Stipules present, usually deciduous. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers in unisexual catkins, individual flowers subtended by a bract. Perianth 0. Male flowers: stamens 2-many. Female flowers: ovary superior, 1-locular; styles 1 or 2, stigmas 2, often 2-fid. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing longitudinally into 2-4 valves. Seeds with a tuft of long silky hairs.

Comment: This family has recently greatly increased in size due to the inclusion of many genera formerly placed in the now defunct family Flacourtiaceae.

Worldwide: 55 genera and 772 species, cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 10 genera and 19 taxa.

Populus ×  canescens

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

GenusContent
Bivinia Jaub. ex Tul.Description, Image
Casearia Jacq.Description, Image
Dovyalis E. Mey. ex Arn.Description, Image
Flacourtia Comm. ex L'Hér.Description, Image
Homalium Jacq.Description, Image
Oncoba Forssk.Description, Image
Populus L.Description, Image
Salix L.Description, Image
Scolopia Schreb.Description, Image
Trimeria Harv.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Salicaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Salicaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Salicaceae
Flora of Malawi: Salicaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Salicaceae
Flora of Zambia: Salicaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Salicaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Salicaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


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: Salicaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=200, retrieved 30 June 2016

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