Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Laurales

Monimiaceae - Lemonwood family

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

Description of the family

Monoecious, less often dioecious, trees or shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite or subopposite, coriaceous. Inflorescences (in ours) axillary, solitary or paired racemes or panicles, tomentose. Flowers (in ours) unisexual, actinomorphic. perianth 4-many-lobed; lobes in 2-several whorls. Stamens few-numerous. Ovary superior with 1 carpel (in ours). Fruit of drupes, enclosed in a fleshy receptacle.

Worldwide: 34 genera and 440 species in tropical and warm areas, especially in the southern hemisphere.

Malawi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Xymalos Baill.Description

Other sources of information about Monimiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Monimiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Monimiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Monimiaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monimiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Monimiaceae
Wikipedia: Monimiaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Monimiaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=141, retrieved 7 December 2019

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