Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Oxalidales

Cunoniaceae - Wild alder family

Description of the family

Evergreen trees or shrubs. Stipules large, spoon-like (in ours). Leaves opposite, 3-foliolate or imparipinnate. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5. Petals 4-5. Stamens 8-10. Ovary superior, 2-locular. Fruit a capsule crowned with persistent styles. Seeds winged.

Comment: This family is included on the basis of an empty labelled folder at SRGH. Considerable doubt exists as to whether this family occurs as a native plant in Zimbabwe at all.

Worldwide: 19 genera and 340 species, mostly southern hemisphere.

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

Callicoma AndrewsDescription

Other sources of information about Cunoniaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Cunoniaceae

External websites:

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

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: Cunoniaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=66, retrieved 10 December 2023

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