Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Aquifoliales


Description of the family

Shrubs or small trees. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, entire (in ours) . Flowers bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, united at the base. Petals 5, united at least at the base, usually with reflexed tips. Ovary superior, 1-locular; ovules 2. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 41 species in the tropics.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Leptaulus Benth.Description

Other sources of information about Cardiopteridaceae:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Cardiopteridaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=321, retrieved 5 December 2022

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