Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Cornales

Hydrangeaceae

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

Description of the family

Perennial shrubs, sub-shrubs, woody herbs or climbers; bark often peeling. Leaves simple, opposite or alternate, margins entire, toothed or rarely lobed; often deciduous. Petioles present; no stipules. Inflorescence cymes, heads, corymbs, panicles or racemes. Flowers usually bisexual; actinomorphic or sometimes zygomorphic. Sepals small usually fused, enlarged in sterile flowers. Petals usually fused; stamens 2-whorled to many, anthers usually basifixed. Ovary usually inferior; carpels fused. Fruit a septicidal or loculicidal capsule or berry.

Worldwide: 9 genera and 220 species from N temperate regions to Malesia.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated genera and 4 cultivated taxa.

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Deutzia Thunb.
Hydrangea L.Image
Philadelphus L.

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External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hydrangeaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Hydrangeaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=260, retrieved 19 October 2017

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