Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales


Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Description of the family

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, opposite or whorled; margins entire or less often toothed. Inflorescences consisting of spikes, thyrses, cymes, heads or solitary flowers; bracteate. Flowers often small, bisexual; zygomorphic or actinomorphic. Petals fused; imbricate; funnel-shaped or often tubular; persistent. Ovary superior; carpels fused. Fruit a capsule or berry.

Worldwide: 8 genera and 40 species in Sub-Saharan Africa, western Indian Ocean and Arabia.

Zambia: 2 genera and 4 taxa.

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Halleria L.Description, Image
Nuxia Comm. ex Lam.Description

Other sources of information about Stilbaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Stilbaceae
Flora of Malawi: Stilbaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Stilbaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stilbaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Stilbaceae

External websites:

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

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: Stilbaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=293, retrieved 27 January 2023

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