Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Near Garryales

Icacinaceae - White pear family

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

Mendes, E.J. (1963) Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or climbers. Stipules 0 (in ours). Leaves simple, opposite (Cassinopsis) or alternate. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, (4-)5-merous, actinomorphic. Calyx 0 or small. Stamens as many as the petals, free, alternating with the petals. Ovary superior, 1-locular; ovules 2. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe.

Worldwide: 24 genera, mainly tropical.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 4 taxa.

Cassinopsis tinifolia

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

GenusContent
Cassinopsis Sond.Description, Image
Pyrenacantha WightDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Icacinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Icacinaceae
Flora of Zambia: Icacinaceae

External websites:

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


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: Family page: Icacinaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=108, retrieved 31 January 2023

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