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

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

GenusContent
Xymalos Baill.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Monimiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Monimiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Monimiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Monimiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Monimiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


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: Family page: Monimiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=141, retrieved 25 June 2017

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