Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Ptaeroxylaceae - Sneezewood family

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1966) Ptaeroxylaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves (in ours) opposite, paripinnate. Flowers dioecious or polygamous, 4-5-merous. Sepals 4-5, connate to almost free. Petals 4-5, free. Disk annular. Stamens 4-5, free. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular. Fruit a capsule, with carpels separating from a persistent central column. Seeds winged.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 10 species in tropical and southern Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

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

GenusContent
Ptaeroxylon Eckl. & Zeyh.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Ptaeroxylaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ptaeroxylaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Ptaeroxylaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Ptaeroxylaceae
Flora of Zambia: Ptaeroxylaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ptaeroxylaceae
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: Ptaeroxylaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=189, retrieved 23 March 2017

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