Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Tiliaceae - Linden family

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Wild, H. (1963) Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Small trees, lianes, shrubs or herbs, often stellately hairy. Stipules small, deciduous. Leaves alternate, often asymmetric and 3-veined from the base. Flowers usually bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, or sometimes 2-4, free or occasionally connate. Petals free, equalling number of sepals, rarely 0. Stamens usually numerous. Ovary superior, 2-10-locular. Fruit a dry or ± fleshy drupe or schizocarp.

Worldwide: 46 genera and 680 species, ± cosmopolitan

Zambia: 5 genera and 55 taxa.

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GenusContent
Clappertonia Meisn.Description
Corchorus L.Description
Grewia L.Description
Sparrmannia L.f.Description, Image
Triumfetta L.Description

Other sources of information about Tiliaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tiliaceae
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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: Tiliaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=221, retrieved 29 March 2017

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