Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales

Aizoaceae

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978) Aizoaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978) Mesembryanthemaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978) Tetragoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes woody at the base, usually ± succulent. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite or alternate, simple. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or in groups. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5, united below into a tube, persistent. Stamens 3-many. Ovary superior, of 1-5 united carpels; ovules 1-many per loculus. Fruit a capsule, circumscissile (in ours).

Worldwide: 128 genera and 1,850 species, tropics and subtropics, mostly in South Africa and Australia.

Zambia: 2 genera and 3 taxa.

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GenusContent
Sesuvium L.Description
Zaleya Burm. f.Description

Other sources of information about Aizoaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aizoaceae
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: Aizoaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=3, retrieved 28 March 2017

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