Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Salicaceae - Willow family

Flacourtiaceae p.p.

Wild, H. (1960) Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Salicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the family

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Stipules present, usually deciduous. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers in unisexual catkins, individual flowers subtended by a bract. Perianth 0. Male flowers: stamens 2-many. Female flowers: ovary superior, 1-locular; styles 1 or 2, stigmas 2, often 2-fid. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing longitudinally into 2-4 valves. Seeds with a tuft of long silky hairs.

Comment: This family has recently greatly increased in size due to the inclusion of many genera formerly placed in the now defunct family Flacourtiaceae.

Worldwide: 55 genera and 772 species, cosmopolitan.

Zambia: 6 genera and 13 taxa.

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Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Dovyalis E. Mey. ex Arn.Description
Flacourtia Comm. ex L'Hér.Description
Homalium Jacq.Description, Image
Oncoba Forssk.Description
Salix L.Description
Scolopia Schreb.Description

Other sources of information about Salicaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Salicaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Salicaceae
Flora of Malawi: Salicaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Salicaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Salicaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Salicaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Salicaceae
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: Salicaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=200, retrieved 29 March 2017

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