Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Simaroubaceae - Tree-of-heaven family

Wild, H. & Phipps, J.B. (1963) Simaroubaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, lacking gland-dots; the rhachis sometimes winged. Inflorescence a panicle. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Sepals 4-5, partly fused. Petals 4-5. Stamens 8-10 (in ours). Disk annular. Ovary superior, 4-5-locular, each loculus with 1(-2) ovule. Fruit (in ours) a 4-5-lobed depressed-spherical berry.

Worldwide: 13 genera and 110 species, tropical.

Zambia: 2 genera and 2 taxa.

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Brucea J.F. Mill.Description
Quassia L.Description

Other sources of information about Simaroubaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Simaroubaceae
Flora of Malawi: Simaroubaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Simaroubaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Simaroubaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Simaroubaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Simaroubaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Simaroubaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Simaroubaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Simaroubaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Simaroubaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Simaroubaceae
Wikipedia: Simaroubaceae
Plants of the World Online: Simaroubaceae
Tropicos: Simaroubaceae

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Simaroubaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=209, retrieved 13 June 2024

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