Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Santalaceae - Sandalwood family

Hilliard, O.M. (2006) Santalaceae FZ 9(3)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or herbs, sometimes parasitic or hemiparasitic. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, entire, simple, sometimes reduced to scales. Flowers small, greenish or white, bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth of 1 whorl with 3-5 lobes. Stamens as many as perianth lobes. Ovary inferior or half-inferior, 1-locular. Stigma terminal, capitate or 5-lobed. Fruit indehiscent, dry or fleshy. Seed 1.

Worldwide: 34 genera and 540 species, ± cosmopolitan, especially tropical and warm dry zones.

Zimbabwe: 3 genera and 26 taxa.

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

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

Osyris lanceolata

Osyris lanceolata

Osyris lanceolata

Osyris lanceolata

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Thesium nigricans

Thesium nigricans

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

GenusContent
Osyridicarpos A.DC.Description, Image
Osyris L.Description, Image
Thesium L.Description

Other sources of information about Santalaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Santalaceae
Flora of Zambia: Santalaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Santalaceae
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: Santalaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=203, retrieved 17 April 2014

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