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

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

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: Family page: Icacinaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=108, retrieved 25 June 2024

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