Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales

Iteaceae

Escalloniaceae p.p.

Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Verdcourt, B. (1983) Escalloniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing (itea). Leaves simple, alternate,; margins often spiny toothed or entire; Petioles Present. Stipules tiny or absent. Inflorescences racemes, cymes, corymbs (pterostemon) or panicles (itea). Flowers bisexual, rarely polygamous; actinomorphic. Sepals free or basally fused. Petls free, persistent, clawed (Pterostemon). Stamens alternating with petals (Itea) or sepals (Pterostemon). Ovary superior to part inferior (Itea), or inferior (Pterostemon); carpals fused. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 18 species in eastern USA, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Choristylis Harv.Description

Other sources of information about Iteaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Iteaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Iteaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Iteaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Iteaceae
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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: Iteaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=302, retrieved 23 July 2017

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