Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales


Launert, E. (1963) Malpighiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Woody climbers, subshrubs, shrubs or small trees with medifixed hairs. Stipules present or 0. Leaves alternate (Acridocarpus) or opposite or ternate, simple, entire. Inflorescences terminal and axillary. Bracts and bracteoles present. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Sepals 5. Petals 5, often unguiculate. Stamens 10. Ovary superior, (2-)3(-5)-locular. Fruit (in ours) winged.

Worldwide: 67 genera and 1,100 species, tropical and warm zones, especially South America.

Zimbabwe: 6 cultivated genera and 7 cultivated taxa.

Stigmaphyllon ciliatum

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

Galphimia Cav.Description
Heteropterys Kunth
Hiptage Gaertn.Description, Image
Janusia A. Juss. ex Endl.
Malpighia L.Description, Image
Stigmaphyllon A. Juss.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Malpighiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Malpighiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Malpighiaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Malpighiaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Malpighiaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Malpighiaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Malpighiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Malpighiaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Malpighiaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Malpighiaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Malpighiaceae
Wikipedia: Malpighiaceae
Plants of the World Online: Malpighiaceae
Tropicos: Malpighiaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Malpighiaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=130, retrieved 30 November 2023

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