Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Near Garryales

Icacinaceae - White pear family

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Mendes, E.J. (1963) Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or climbers. Stipules 0 (in ours). Leaves simple, opposite (Cassinopsis) or alternate. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, (4-)5-merous, actinomorphic. Calyx 0 or small. Ovary superior, 1-locular; ovules usually 2. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe.

Worldwide: 52 genera and 300 species, mainly tropics with a few temperate.

Zambia: 4 genera and 5 taxa.

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GenusContent
Apodytes E.Mey. ex Arn.Description
Leptaulus Benth.Description
Pyrenacantha WightDescription
Rhaphiostylis Planch. ex Benth.Description

Other sources of information about Icacinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Icacinaceae
Flora of Malawi: Icacinaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Icacinaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Icacinaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Icacinaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Icacinaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=108, retrieved 15 December 2017

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