Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Myrrh family
Wild, H. (1963)
Burseraceae FZ 2(1)
Description of the family
Trees or shrubs, sometimes spiny. Stipules 0. Leaves (in ours) alternate, imparipinnate or 1-2-foliolate, often congested at branch ends. Flowers unisexual or (rarely) bisexual. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular. Fruit a drupe.
Worldwide: 17 genera and 540 species, tropics, especially America and NE Africa.
Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 18 taxa.
More sample images from the Burseraceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Burseraceae:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated BurseraceaeFlora of Mozambique
: BurseraceaeFlora of Zambia
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BurseraceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Burseraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=40, retrieved 5 December 2013