Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales


Duvigneaud, P. (1960-1) Dipterocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire, with an extra-floral nectary at the base of the midrib on the upper leaf surface (appearing as a pale or dark, often reddish, circular patch). Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, accrescent. Petals 5. Stamens numerous. Ovary superior, (1-)3-locular. Carpels 3, 2-ovulate. Fruit 1-seeded, indehiscent, surrounded by the 5 large wings of the accrescent calyx.

Worldwide: 16 genera and 680 species, tropical, especially Malesia.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 3 taxa.

Monotes engleri

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Monotes A. DC.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Dipterocarpaceae:

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Flora of Botswana: Dipterocarpaceae
Flora of Malawi: Dipterocarpaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Dipterocarpaceae
Flora of Zambia: Dipterocarpaceae

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dipterocarpaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Dipterocarpaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=75, retrieved 1 December 2015

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