Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Anacardiaceae - Rhus family

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966) Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or suffrutices; dioecious, monoecious or polygamous, sometimes producing latex. Stipules 0. Leaves mostly compound, sometimes simple (Lannea p.p., Ozoroa, Mangifera), usually alternate, rarely opposite or whorled. Flowers actinomorphic or rarely zygomorphic, (3)4-5-merous. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal panicles. Stamens inserted around (or sometimes on) a disk. Ovary superior, 1-6-locular; loculi with 1 ovule. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 70 genera and 875 species, tropical, subtropical, Mediterranean and temperate North America.

Zimbabwe: 12 cultivated genera and 17 cultivated taxa.

Mangifera indica

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

GenusContent
Anacardium L.Description, Image
Cotinus Mill.
Harpephyllum Bernh.Description, Image
Mangifera L.Description, Image
Pistacia L.
Pseudospondias Engl.Description
Rhus L.Description, Image
Schinopsis Engl.Description
Schinus L.Description, Image
Sclerocarya Hochst.Description, Image
Smodingium E. Mey. ex Sond.Description
Spondias L.

Other sources of information about Anacardiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anacardiaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anacardiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Anacardiaceae
Wikipedia: Anacardiaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Anacardiaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=10, retrieved 17 November 2019

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