Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Juglandaceae - Walnut family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the family

Monoecious trees. Leaves alternate, pinnate. Stipules 0. Male inflorescences pendulous, sometimes branched, catkins; female flowers solitary or several together in bracteate inflorescence. Male flowers: stamens 3-many; perianth zygomorphic. Female flowers: calyx 4-lobed, adnate to the inferior ovary; stigmas 2-4-branched. Fruit usually a drupe with a husk containing a large 2-4-lobed seed.

Worldwide: 8 genera and 63 species in temperate and warm N hemisphere to S America and Malesia

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Carya illinoinensis

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

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Carya Nutt.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Juglandaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Juglandaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Juglandaceae
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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: Juglandaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=261, retrieved 22 December 2014

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