Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales


Escalloniaceae p.p.

Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Verdcourt, B. (1983) Escalloniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing (itea). Leaves simple, alternate,; margins often spiny toothed or entire; Petioles Present. Stipules tiny or absent. Inflorescences racemes, cymes, corymbs (pterostemon) or panicles (itea). Flowers bisexual, rarely polygamous; actinomorphic. Sepals free or basally fused. Petls free, persistent, clawed (Pterostemon). Stamens alternating with petals (Itea) or sepals (Pterostemon). Ovary superior to part inferior (Itea), or inferior (Pterostemon); carpals fused. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 18 species in eastern USA, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Itea rhamnoides

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

Itea Gronov. ex L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Iteaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Iteaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=302, retrieved 11 December 2023

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