Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Ptaeroxylaceae - Sneezewood family

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1966) Ptaeroxylaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves (in ours) opposite, paripinnate. Flowers dioecious or polygamous, 4-5-merous. Sepals 4-5, connate to almost free. Petals 4-5, free. Disk annular. Stamens 4-5, free. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular. Fruit a capsule, with carpels separating from a persistent central column. Seeds winged.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 10 species in tropical and southern Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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

Ptaeroxylon Eckl. & Zeyh.Description

Other sources of information about Ptaeroxylaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ptaeroxylaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Ptaeroxylaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Ptaeroxylaceae
Flora of Zambia: Ptaeroxylaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ptaeroxylaceae

External websites:

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

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: Ptaeroxylaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=189, retrieved 29 May 2024

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