Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales


Fernandes, R. (1978) Turneraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs (in ours). Stipules small or 0. Leaves alternate, simple and serrate or deeply divided. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, sometimes heterostylous. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5. Ovary superior, 1-locular. Styles 3 with fimbriate or laciniate stigmas. Fruit a 3-valved many-seeded (in ours) capsule. Seeds with a 1-sided aril.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 100 species, tropical and warm America and Africa.

Zambia: 3 genera and 9 taxa.

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Stapfiella GilgDescription
Streptopetalum Hochst.Description
Tricliceras Thonn. ex DC.Description

Other sources of information about Turneraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Turneraceae
Flora of Caprivi: Turneraceae
Flora of Malawi: Turneraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Turneraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Turneraceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Turneraceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Turneraceae
Wikipedia: Turneraceae

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Turneraceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=224, retrieved 27 January 2023

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