Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Cunoniaceae - Wild alder family

Description of the family

Evergreen trees or shrubs. Stipules large, spoon-like (in ours). Leaves opposite, 3-foliolate or imparipinnate. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5. Petals 4-5. Stamens 8-10. Ovary superior, 2-locular. Fruit a capsule crowned with persistent styles. Seeds winged.

Comment: This family is included on the basis of an empty labelled folder at SRGH. Considerable doubt exists as to whether this family occurs as a native plant in Zimbabwe at all.

Worldwide: 19 genera and 340 species, mostly southern hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Cunonia capensis

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

GenusContent
Cunonia L.Image

Other sources of information about Cunoniaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cunoniaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cunoniaceae
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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: Cunoniaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=66, retrieved 1 August 2014

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