Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Thymelaeaceae

Peterson, B. (1978) Thymelaeaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006) Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3)

Description of the family

Shrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves simple, entire, without stipules. Calyx tubular or funnel-shaped, usually coloured and petaloid. Petals generally inserted in the throat of the calyx-tube. Ovary superior, 1-2-locular.

Worldwide: 53 genera and 750 species, cosmopolitan, but especially Australia and tropical Africa.

Zambia: 3 genera and 12 taxa.

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GenusContent
Craterosiphon Engl. & Gilg Description
Gnidia L.Description
Peddiea Harv. ex Hook.Description

Other sources of information about Thymelaeaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Thymelaeaceae
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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: Thymelaeaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=220, retrieved 24 June 2017

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