Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Rosales

Rosaceae - Rose family

Mendes, E.J. (1978) Rosaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or herbs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate (in ours), opposite or whorled, simple or compound. Flowers actinomorphic, usually bisexual, perigynous or epigynous. Calyx lobes usually 5; epicalyx sometimes present (Alchemilla). Petals as many as calyx lobes, rarely 0 (Alchemilla). Stamens usually numerous. Carpels 1-many, free or connate; ovules usually 2, rarely 1 or several. Fruit an achene, drupe, follicle or pome, very rarely a capsule.

Worldwide: 95 genera and 2,825 species, ± cosmopolitan but especially in the temperate and warm northern hemisphere.

Zambia: 5 genera and 11 taxa.

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GenusContent
Alchemilla L.Description
Cliffortia L.Description
Hagenia J.F. Gmel.Description
Prunus L.Description
Rubus L.Description

Other sources of information about Rosaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rosaceae
Flora of Malawi: Rosaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Rosaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Rosaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rosaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rosaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rosaceae
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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: Rosaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=197, retrieved 30 May 2017

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