Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Santalales


Garcia, J.G. (1963) Opiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Climbing shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Inflorescences (in ours) composed of axillary racemes. Flowers 4-5-merous, actinomorphic, bisexual. Calyx minute. Stamens opposite the petals. Ovary fusiform, 1-locular; ovule solitary. Fruit drupe-like. Seed large.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 32 species, tropical.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Opilia amentacea

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Opilia Roxb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Opiliaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Opiliaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=160, retrieved 28 February 2024

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