Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Crossosomatales


Flacourtiaceae p.p.

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

Wild, H. (1960) Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, 2-ranked; margins toothed; petioles present. Stipules minute. Inflorescence of axillary, solitary flowers or fascicles or racemes. Flowers small (c. 5 mm), bisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth 1-whorled, free except at base; unequal; imbricate, persistent; white turning yellow. Stamens many, filaments attached to the margin of the hypanthium. Ovary superior; placentation parietal; stigmas peltate, almost sessile. Fruit a white berry. Seeds orange.

Comment: Originally included in the now defunct family Flacourtiaceae, this monogeneric family was first established in 1985.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 2 species from East Africa to South Africa; also Madagascar, Mascarene Islands and Seychelles.

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

Aphloia (DC.) Benn.Description

Other sources of information about Aphloiaceae:

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Flora of Malawi: Aphloiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Aphloiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Aphloiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aphloiaceae

External websites:

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

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: Aphloiaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=299, retrieved 21 May 2024

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