Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Dipterocarpaceae

Duvigneaud, P. (1960-1) Dipterocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire, with an extra-floral nectary at the base of the midrib on the upper leaf surface (appearing as a pale or dark, often reddish, circular patch). Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, accrescent. Petals 5. Stamens numerous. Ovary superior, (1-)3-locular. Carpels 3, 2-ovulate. Fruit 1-seeded, indehiscent, surrounded by the 5 large wings of the accrescent calyx.

Worldwide: 16 genera and 680 species, tropical, especially Malesia.

Zambia: 2 genera and 14 taxa.

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Marquesia GilgDescription
Monotes A. DC.Description

Other sources of information about Dipterocarpaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dipterocarpaceae
Flora of Malawi: Dipterocarpaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Dipterocarpaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dipterocarpaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dipterocarpaceae
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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: Dipterocarpaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=75, retrieved 29 March 2017

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