Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Hamamelidaceae - Witch-hazel family

Mendes, E.J. & Vidigal, M.P. (1978) Hamamelidaceae FZ 4

Description of the family

Trees and shrubs, often stellate-hairy. Stipules mostly in pairs. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple. Inflorescences racemose, often dense. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic or rarely zygomorphic. Calyx with 4-5 lobes. Petals 4-5 or more, sometimes 0 in female flowers. Stamens as many as and alternating with the petals. Ovary inferior to almost superior, with 2 carpels. Fruit a woody capsule.

Worldwide: 30 genera and 95 species, chiefly subtropical and especially E Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Trichocladus ellipticus

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

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. malosanus

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

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Trichocladus Pers.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Hamamelidaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Zambia: Hamamelidaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hamamelidaceae
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: Hamamelidaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=97, retrieved 23 August 2014

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