Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales


Heywood, V.H., Brummitt, R.K., Culham, A. & Seberg, O. (2007) Flowering Plant Families of the World Kew

Mabberley, D.J. (2002) The Plant Book Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Robson, N.K.B. (1963) Ixonanthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) 100-102

Description of the family

Trees up to 30 m. or shrubs with leaves alternate, simple, entire or serrate, penninerved; stipules small or absent. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary cyme or raceme. Flowers bisexual, ± regular, ± hypogynous, in racemose to cymose inflorescences, mostly 5-merous. Sepals ± imbricate, petals free, imbricate or convolute, persistent in fruit. Stamens 5, 10, 15 or 20, in 1 whorl. Ovary superior or slightly inferior, syncarpous, carpels 5 with simple style and stigma. Locules often divided incompletely by outgrowths of the carpel wall, with 2 pendulous ovules in each locule. Fruit a capsule with valves splitting away from the central column.

Comment: Eudicots – Rosids –Order Malpighiales – Family Ixonanthaceae.

Worldwide: 4/5 genera and about 30 species tropics,in eastern South America, tropical Africa, Madagascar and Malesia. 1 genus in F.Z.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Phyllocosmus lemaireanus

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Phyllocosmus KlotzschDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ixonanthaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Ixonanthaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Ixonanthaceae

External websites:

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

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: Ixonanthaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=285, retrieved 16 June 2024

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