Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Brassicales

Salvadoraceae - Mustard family

Vickery, A.R. (1983) Salvadoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, unarmed or spiny. Stipules minute or 0. Leaves opposite, simple, often coriaceous. Inflorescence of dense axillary or terminal fascicles or panicles. Flowers usually 4-merous, bisexual or unisexual. Calyx-lobes 2-4. Petals 4. Stamens 4. Ovary 1-2-locular. Fruit a berry or drupe.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 11 species, occurring in warm and often dry places in the Old World.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 4 taxa.

Azima tetracantha

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

GenusContent
Azima Lam.Description, Image
Salvadora Garcin. ex L.Image

Other sources of information about Salvadoraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Salvadoraceae
Flora of Caprivi: Salvadoraceae
Flora of Malawi: Salvadoraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Salvadoraceae
Flora of Zambia: Salvadoraceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Salvadoraceae
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: Salvadoraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=201, retrieved 9 December 2016

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