Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Laurales

Hernandiaceae - Propeller tree family

Stannard, B.L. (1997) Hernandiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or lianes. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences of axillary cymes. Flowers bisexual (or unisexual by abortion), actinomorphic. Perianth segments (in ours) in one 4-8-merous whorl. Stamens 4 in one whorl. Staminodes alternating with the stamens. Ovary inferior, 1-locular; ovule 1. Fruit dry, indehiscent, with (in ours) 2 apical wings.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 57 species, tropics.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Gyrocarpus Jacq.Description

Other sources of information about Hernandiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hernandiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hernandiaceae
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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: Hernandiaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=99, retrieved 22 November 2017

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