Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae
- Ebony family
White, F. (1983)
Ebenaceae FZ 7(1)
Description of the family
Trees, shrubs or suffrutices. Stipules 0. Leaves simple, usually alternate (sometimes opposite, subopposite or whorled in some spp. of Euclea) and entire. Flowers actinomorphic, hypogynous, unisexual but usually with the rudiments of the other sex present, 3-8-merous. Calyx gamosepalous, persistent in fruit, in Diospyros usually accrescent. Corolla gamopetalous. Stamens 3-100 or more. Ovary with 2-8 carpels, each carpel with 2 ovules. Fruit usually a berry.
Worldwide: 2 genera and 485 species, mostly tropical and warm areas with a few temperate species.
More sample images from the Ebenaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Ebenaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Ebenaceae pageFlora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for EbenaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Ebenaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=79, retrieved 22 May 2013