Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Ericales

Styracaceae

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

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs bark sometimes resinous, rarely thorny. Leaves deciduous, simple, alternate (spiral); margins entire or toothed; usually stellate, peltate or lepidote hairs, often brown or reddish. Inflorescence cymes, racemes, panicles, or rarely 2-flowered. Flowers mainly bisexual; actinomorphic; often bracteoles absent. Petals fused; imbricate; or valvate; white, rarely pink or yellow. Ovary superior to inferior; carpels fused. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, drupe, samara, berry-like or nut-like.

Worldwide: 11 genera and 160 species in warm temperate and tropical America, Mediterranean, SE Asia and W Malesia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Halesia Ellis ex L.

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Styracaceae
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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: Styracaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=269, retrieved 25 May 2017

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