Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Laurales

Hernandiaceae - Propeller tree family

Stannard, B.L. (1997) Hernandiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or lianes. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences of axillary cymes. Flowers bisexual (or unisexual by abortion), actinomorphic. Perianth segments (in ours) in one 4-8-merous whorl. Stamens 4 in one whorl. Staminodes alternating with the stamens. Ovary inferior, 1-locular; ovule 1. Fruit dry, indehiscent, with (in ours) 2 apical wings.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 57 species, tropics.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Gyrocarpus americanus subsp. africanus

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

GenusContent
Gyrocarpus Jacq.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Hernandiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Hernandiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hernandiaceae
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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: Hernandiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=99, retrieved 28 July 2016

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