Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Cornales

Alangiaceae

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978) Alangiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple; margin entire to slightly undulate. Stipules 0. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, in few-flowered axillary cymes, with articulated pedicels. Calyx minutely toothed. Petals 4-10, valvate, linear, becoming recurved. Stamens equal in number to petals and alternating with them, hairy at the base. Ovary inferior, usually 1-locular. Fruit ribbed when dry, bearing disk and sepals at apex.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 21 species, Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Alangium Lam.Description

Other sources of information about Alangiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Alangiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Alangiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Alangiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alangiaceae
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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: Family page: Alangiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=4, retrieved 30 March 2017

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