- Smilax family
Diniz, M.A. (2009)
Smilacaceae FZ 12(2)
Obermeyer, A.A. (1992)
Smilacaceae FSA 5(3)
Description of the family
Climbing shrubs with tough perennial prickly stems. Leaves alternate with a pair of tendrils near base of petiole; lamina with 3-5 strong veins. Flowers unisexual, actinomorphic in axillary umbels. Tepals in 2 whorls of 3, free, petaloid. Male flowers with 6 free stamens;ovary 0. Female flowers with 6 staminodes; ovary 3-locular; style 0 or short. Fruit a berry with 1-3 spherical seeds.
Worldwide: 3 genera and 320 species in tropical and warm areas.
Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.
More sample images from the Smilacaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
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Other sources of information about Smilacaceae:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: SmilacaceaeFlora of Zambia
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for SmilacaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Smilacaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=210, retrieved 9 December 2013