Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Rosales


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

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or subshrubs. Leaves simple, alternate; margins usually toothed; sometimes bearing prickles (Escallonia). Stipules absent but small side leaves may be taken for stipules. Inflorescence of racemes, panicles, cymes or solitary flowers. Flowers sometimes with a conspicuous fleshy hypanthium. Petals free or rarely fused. Stamens opposite the sepals; filaments free. Ovary inferior to partly inferior or superior; carpels usually fused. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 7 genera and c. 105 species, mainly in the southern hemisphere, also through Asia to southern China.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Escallonia Mutis ex L.f.Description

Other sources of information about Escalloniaceae:

External websites:

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

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: Escalloniaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=315, retrieved 30 November 2023

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