Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Tiliaceae - Linden family

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Wild, H. (1963) Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Small trees, lianes, shrubs or herbs, often stellately hairy. Stipules small, deciduous. Leaves alternate, often asymmetric and 3-veined from the base. Flowers usually bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, or sometimes 2-4, free or occasionally connate. Petals free, equalling number of sepals, rarely 0. Stamens usually numerous. Ovary superior, 2-10-locular. Fruit a dry or ± fleshy drupe or schizocarp.

Comment: According to the most recent taxonomic research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG-III), this family is now included in Malvaceae. As this new concept still appears to be highly controversial we will remain to treat it as a separate family until further information is available.

Worldwide: 46 genera and 680 species, ± cosmopolitan

Zimbabwe: 4 genera and 56 taxa.

Triumfetta welwitschii

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

GenusContent
Corchorus L.Description, Image
Grewia L.Description, Image
Sparrmannia L.f.Description, Image
Triumfetta L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Tiliaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Tiliaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=221, retrieved 31 August 2015

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