Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales

Iteaceae

Escalloniaceae p.p.

Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Verdcourt, B. (1983) Escalloniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing (itea). Leaves simple, alternate,; margins often spiny toothed or entire; Petioles Present. Stipules tiny or absent. Inflorescences racemes, cymes, corymbs (pterostemon) or panicles (itea). Flowers bisexual, rarely polygamous; actinomorphic. Sepals free or basally fused. Petls free, persistent, clawed (Pterostemon). Stamens alternating with petals (Itea) or sepals (Pterostemon). Ovary superior to part inferior (Itea), or inferior (Pterostemon); carpals fused. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 18 species in eastern USA, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Choristylis rhamnoides

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

GenusContent
Choristylis Harv.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Iteaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Iteaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Iteaceae
Flora of Zambia: Iteaceae

External websites:

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


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: Iteaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=302, retrieved 11 December 2016

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