Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Laurales

Monimiaceae - Lemonwood family

Stannard, B.L. (1997) Monimiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the family

Monoecious, less often dioecious, trees or shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite or subopposite, coriaceous. Inflorescences (in ours) axillary, solitary or paired racemes or panicles, tomentose. Flowers (in ours) unisexual, actinomorphic. perianth 4-many-lobed; lobes in 2-several whorls. Stamens few-numerous. Ovary superior with 1 carpel (in ours). Fruit of drupes, enclosed in a fleshy receptacle.

Worldwide: 34 genera and 440 species in tropical and warm areas, especially in the southern hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Xymalos monospora

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Xymalos Baill.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Monimiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Monimiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Monimiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Monimiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Monimiaceae

External websites:

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

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: Monimiaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=141, retrieved 19 April 2024

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