Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales

Hamamelidaceae - Witch-hazel family

Mendes, E.J. & Vidigal, M.P. (1978) Hamamelidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees and shrubs, often stellate-hairy. Stipules mostly in pairs. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple. Inflorescences racemose, often dense. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic or rarely zygomorphic. Calyx with 4-5 lobes. Petals 4-5 or more, sometimes 0 in female flowers. Stamens as many as and alternating with the petals. Ovary inferior to almost superior, with 2 carpels. Fruit a woody capsule.

Worldwide: 30 genera and 95 species, chiefly subtropical and especially E Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 2 cultivated taxa.

Liquidambar styraciflua

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

Liquidambar L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Hamamelidaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Zambia: Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hamamelidaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hamamelidaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hamamelidaceae
Wikipedia: Hamamelidaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Hamamelidaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=97, retrieved 2 December 2022

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