Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Dichapetalaceae

Breteler, F.J. (1986) The African Dichapetalaceae IX; A taxonomical revision Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 86(3) 1-74

Torre, A.R. (1963) Dichapetalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Shrublets, shrubs or trees. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Sepals 5. Petals 5, equal or unequal. Stamens 5, all fertile or 2-3 fertile and with 2 staminodes. Ovary superior or semi-inferior. Fruit drupaceous, with 3 (often reduced to 2 or 1) ± separate mericarps, 1-2-seeded.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 160 species, tropics and S Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 4 taxa.

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

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

GenusContent
Dichapetalum ThouarsDescription, Image
Tapura Aubl.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Dichapetalaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dichapetalaceae
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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: Dichapetalaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=72, retrieved 30 September 2016

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