Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Cornales


Cannon, J.F.M. (1978) Alangiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple; margin entire to slightly undulate. Stipules 0. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, in few-flowered axillary cymes, with articulated pedicels. Calyx minutely toothed. Petals 4-10, valvate, linear, becoming recurved. Stamens equal in number to petals and alternating with them, hairy at the base. Ovary inferior, usually 1-locular. Fruit ribbed when dry, bearing disk and sepals at apex.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 21 species, Old World tropics.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Alangium chinense

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Alangium Lam.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Alangiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Alangiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Alangiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alangiaceae

External websites:

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

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: Alangiaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=4, retrieved 3 February 2023

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