List of families

Welcome to the main entry page. The purpose of this part of the site is to provide detailed information about the native and naturalised vascular plant species of the Zimbabwe flora.

All families, genera and species which are purely cultivated in Zimbabwe are excluded. Checklists of cultivated plants are available on the List of cultivated plants page.

There are 3 columns of information.

  1. The first column is a series of links to the families. Click on a link to enter the family pages.
  2. The purpose of the second column, which is headed 'Content', is to indicate in a simple way whether there is any content for that particular family. Specifically, it indicates whether the family description has been done and whether there is a sample image for the family.
  3. The third column provides links to the genera and species laid out in a checklist format.

Click on a letter below to take you to the first family whose name begins with that letter.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Links to families:


A
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Acanthaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Achariaceae Sample image Checklist
Adiantaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Agavaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Aizoaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Alangiaceae Family description Checklist
Alismataceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Alliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Aloaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Amaranthaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Amaryllidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Anacardiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Anemiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Annonaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Anthericaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Aphloiaceae Sample image Checklist
Apiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Apocynaceae subfamilies Asclepiadoideae and Secamonoideae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Aponogetonaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Aquifoliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Araceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Araliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Arecaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Aristolochiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Asparagaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Asphodelaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Aspleniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Asteraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

B
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Balanitaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Balanophoraceae Family description Checklist
Balsaminaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Basellaceae Family description Checklist
Begoniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Behniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Bignoniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Blechnaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Bombacaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Boraginaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Brassicaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Buddlejaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Burmanniaceae Family description Checklist
Burseraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

C
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Cabombaceae Family description Checklist
Cactaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Campanulaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Canellaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Cannabaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Cannaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Capparaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Caprifoliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Caryophyllaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Casuarinaceae Family description Checklist
Cecropiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Celastraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Ceratophyllaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Chenopodiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Chrysobalanaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Clusiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Colchicaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Combretaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Commelinaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Connaraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Convolvulaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Cornaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Crassulaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Cucurbitaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Cunoniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Cupressaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Cyatheaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Cyperaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

D
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Davalliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Dennstaedtiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Dichapetalaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Dioscoreaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Dipsacaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Dipterocarpaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Dracaenaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Droseraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Dryopteridaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

E
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Ebenaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Elatinaceae Family description Checklist
Equisetaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Ericaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Eriocaulaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Eriospermaceae Family description Checklist
Erythroxylaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Euphorbiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

F
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Fagaceae Family description Checklist
Fumariaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

G
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Gentianaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Geraniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Gerrardinaceae Sample image Checklist
Gesneriaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Gisekiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Gleicheniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Grammitidaceae Family description Checklist

H
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Haloragaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hamamelidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hemerocallidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hernandiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Heteropyxidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hyacinthaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hydnoraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hydrocharitaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hydrophyllaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hydrostachyaceae Family description Checklist
Hymenophyllaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Hypoxidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

I
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Icacinaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Illecebraceae Family description Checklist
Iridaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Isoetaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Iteaceae Sample image Checklist

J
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Juglandaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Juncaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Juncaginaceae Family description Checklist

K
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Kirkiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

L
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Lamiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Lauraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Lentibulariaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Liliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Limnocharitaceae Family description Checklist
Linaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Linderniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Lindsaeaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Loganiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Lomariopsidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Loranthaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Lycopodiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Lygodiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Lythraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

M
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Magnoliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Malpighiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Malvaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Marattiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Marsileaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Melastomataceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Meliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Melianthaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Menispermaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Menyanthaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Molluginaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Monimiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Moraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Moringaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Musaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Myricaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Myrothamnaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Myrsinaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Myrtaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

N
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Najadaceae Family description Checklist
Nephrolepidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Nyctaginaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Nymphaeaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

O
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Ochnaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Olacaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Oleaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Oleandraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Oliniaceae Family description Checklist
Onagraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Ophioglossaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Opiliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Orchidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Orobanchaceae Sample image Checklist
Osmundaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Oxalidaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

P
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Papaveraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Parkeriaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Passifloraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Pedaliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Peraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Phrymaceae Sample image Checklist
Phyllanthaceae Sample image Checklist
Phytolaccaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Pinaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Piperaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Pittosporaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Plantaginaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Plumbaginaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Poaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Podocarpaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Podostemaceae Family description Checklist
Polemoniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Polygalaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Polygonaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Polypodiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Pontederiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Portulacaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Potamogetonaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Primulaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Proteaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Psilotaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Ptaeroxylaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Pteridaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Punicaceae Checklist
Putranjivaceae Sample image Checklist

R
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Rafflesiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Ranunculaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Resedaceae Family description Checklist
Restionaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Rhamnaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Rhizophoraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Rosaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Rubiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Rutaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

S
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Salicaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Salvadoraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Salviniaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Santalaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Sapindaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Sapotaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Schizaeaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Scrophulariaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Selaginellaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Sinopteridaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Smilacaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Solanaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Sphenocleaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Sterculiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Stilbaceae Sample image Checklist
Strelitziaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

T
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Taccaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Tecophilaeaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Tectariaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Theaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Thelypteridaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Thymelaeaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Tiliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Trapaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Tropaeolaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Turneraceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Typhaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

U
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Ulmaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Urticaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

V
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Vahliaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Valerianaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Velloziaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Verbenaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Violaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Viscaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Vitaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Vittariaceae Family description Checklist

W
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Woodsiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

X
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Xyridaceae Family description Checklist

Z
Family (main entry point)ContentDisplay checklist
Zamiaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Zingiberaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist
Zygophyllaceae Family description, Sample image Checklist

No. of families found: 252


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: List of families.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/index.php, retrieved 24 October 2014

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