Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Kirkiaceae - Kirkia family

Wild, H. & Phipps, J.B. (1963) Simaroubaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Monoecious trees (in ours). Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, often crowded near the apex of the branches, imparipinnate. Inflorescences of paniculate, bracteate cymes. Flowers usually unisexual. Calyx lobes 4, free almost to base. Petals and stamens 4 (in ours). Disk annular or cushion-like, ± fleshy. Ovary superior, 4-locular, each loculus with 1 ovule. Fruit dry, 4-angled, when ripe composed of 4-8 triquetrous mericarps suspended from a central carpophore.

Worldwide: 4 species in 2 genera in tropical and S Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Kirkia acuminata

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

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Kirkia Oliv.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Kirkiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Kirkiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Kirkiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Kirkiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Kirkiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Kirkiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kirkiaceae
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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: Kirkiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=277, retrieved 25 June 2016

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