Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Santalales

Opiliaceae

Garcia, J.G. (1963) Opiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Climbing shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Inflorescences (in ours) composed of axillary racemes. Flowers 4-5-merous, actinomorphic, bisexual. Calyx minute. Stamens opposite the petals. Ovary fusiform, 1-locular; ovule solitary. Fruit drupe-like. Seed large.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 32 species, tropical.

Zambia: 2 genera and 2 taxa.

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GenusContent
Opilia Roxb.Description
Rhopalopilia PierreDescription

Other sources of information about Opiliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Opiliaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Opiliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Opiliaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Opiliaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


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: Opiliaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=160, retrieved 19 August 2017

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