Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales


Exell, A.W. (1963) Irvingiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees. Leaves alternate, simple; margin entire. Stipules intrapetiolar, paired, large, folded around each other to form a cone protecting the bud, falling quickly and leaving circular scars. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary panicle. Flowers 5-merous, bisexual, actinomorphic. Petals 5, free, equal, longer than the sepals. Stamens 10, inserted below the disk; anthers 2-locular, opening by slits. Disk relatively large, fleshy, yellow. Ovary superior, 2- or 5-locular; each locule with 1 pendulous ovule. Fruit a drupe or a samara.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 8 species in tropical Africa and Asia.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Klainedoxa Pierre ex Engl.Description

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External websites:

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

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: Irvingiaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=303, retrieved 27 January 2023

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