Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Connaraceae

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Mendes, E.J. (1966) Connaraceae FZ 2(2)

Description of the family

Erect or climbing shrubs, small trees, lianes or a rhizomatous shrublet. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate (Agelaea) or imparipinnate (Cnestis and Rourea); leaflets entire. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic or subzygomorphic; androecium and gynoecium usually dimorphic. Sepals and petals 5. Stamens 10. Carpels 5 (in ours), free, 1-locular; only 1-3 ripening into fruit Fruit a follicle with 1 seed. Seed often arillate.

Worldwide: 12 genera and 180 species, tropics, especially Old World.

Zimbabwe: 3 genera and 4 taxa.

Agelaea pentagyna

More sample images from the Connaraceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Agelaea pentagyna

Agelaea pentagyna

Agelaea pentagyna

Agelaea pentagyna

Rourea orientalis

Rourea orientalis

Rourea orientalis

Rourea orientalis

Rourea orientalis

Rourea orientalis

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

GenusContent
Agelaea Sol. ex Planch.Description, Image
Cnestis Juss.Description
Rourea Aubl.Description, Image

Key to Genera

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Other sources of information about Connaraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Connaraceae
Flora of Zambia: Connaraceae

External websites:

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


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: Connaraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=61, retrieved 31 October 2014

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