Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Santalales

Santalaceae - Sandalwood family

Hilliard, O.M. (2006) Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or herbs, sometimes parasitic or hemiparasitic. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, entire, simple, sometimes reduced to scales. Flowers small, greenish or white, bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth of 1 whorl with 3-5 lobes. Stamens as many as perianth lobes. Ovary inferior or half-inferior, 1-locular. Stigma terminal, capitate or 5-lobed. Fruit indehiscent, dry or fleshy. Seed 1.

Worldwide: 34 genera and 540 species, ± cosmopolitan, especially tropical and warm dry zones.

Zambia: 3 genera and 26 taxa.

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GenusContent
Osyridicarpos A.DC.Description
Osyris L.Description
Thesium L.Description

Other sources of information about Santalaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Santalaceae
Flora of Malawi: Santalaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Santalaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Santalaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Santalaceae
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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: Santalaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=203, retrieved 25 April 2017

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