Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Thymelaeaceae

Peterson, B. (1978) Thymelaeaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006) Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3)

Description of the family

Shrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves simple, entire, without stipules. Calyx tubular or funnel-shaped, usually coloured and petaloid. Petals generally inserted in the throat of the calyx-tube. Ovary superior, 1-2-locular.

Worldwide: 53 genera and 750 species, cosmopolitan, but especially Australia and tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 6 genera and 12 taxa.

Peddiea africana

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

GenusContent
Dais L.Description, Image
Gnidia L.Description, Image
Passerina L.Description
Peddiea Harv. ex Hook.Description, Image
Struthiola L.Description, Image
Synaptolepis Oliv.Description, Image

Key to Genera

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Other sources of information about Thymelaeaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Thymelaeaceae
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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: Thymelaeaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=220, retrieved 25 June 2016

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