Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Myrtales


Verdcourt, B. (1978) Oliniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules, if present, rudimentary. Leaves simple, opposite and decussate. Inflorescence varying from solitary flowers to a few aggregated flowers or thyrses, bracteate. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, the hypanthium petaloid. Sepals free, valvate. Petals present (in ours) 4-5. Stamens 4-5, opposite the petals, filaments usually attached to the rim of the hypanthium. Ovary inferior (in ours); carpels fused, locules (3-)5. Fruit a drupe (in ours).

Worldwide: 9 genera and c. 35 species, eastern and southern Africa.

Malawi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Olinia Thunb.Description

Other sources of information about Penaeaceae:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Penaeaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Penaeaceae
Flora of Zambia: Penaeaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Penaeaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Penaeaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Penaeaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Penaeaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Penaeaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Penaeaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Penaeaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Penaeaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Penaeaceae
Wikipedia: Penaeaceae
Plants of the World Online: Penaeaceae
Tropicos: Penaeaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Penaeaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=157, retrieved 21 February 2024

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