Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Anacardiaceae - Mango 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: 14 cultivated genera and 19 cultivated taxa.

Mangifera indica

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

Anacardium L.Description, Image
Cotinus Mill.Description
Harpephyllum Bernh.Description, Image
Loxostylis Spreng. ex Rchb.
Mangifera L.Description, Image
Pistacia L.Description
Pseudospondias Engl.Description
Rhus L.Description
Schinopsis Engl.Description
Schinus L.Description, Image
Sclerocarya Hochst.Description, Image
Searsia F.A. BarkleyDescription, Image
Smodingium E. Mey. ex Sond.Description
Spondias L.Description

Other sources of information about Anacardiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated 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
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Anacardiaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Anacardiaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Anacardiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Anacardiaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anacardiaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Anacardiaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anacardiaceae
Wikipedia: Anacardiaceae
Plants of the World Online: Anacardiaceae
Tropicos: Anacardiaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Anacardiaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=10, retrieved 24 June 2024

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