Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Geraniales

Greyiaceae - Greyia family

Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Description of the family

Shrubs or small trees; bark thick and rough. Leaves crowded at the ends of the branches; lamina simple, almost circular, 3-veined from the base; margins irregularly crenate. Inflorescence of terminal racemes; flowers actinomorphic; sepals 5, much shorter than the petals, imbricate, basally fused; petals 5, showy, red, rarely white; stamens 10 in 2 whorls, exserted. Fruit an almost cylindric 5-grooved capsule.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 3 species in South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 2 cultivated taxa.

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Greyia Hook. & Harv.Description

Other sources of information about Greyiaceae:

External websites:

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

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: Greyiaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=257, retrieved 10 December 2023

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