Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- 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.
More sample images from the Hamamelidaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Hamamelidaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Hamamelidaceae pageFlora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for HamamelidaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Hamamelidaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=97, retrieved 19 June 2013