Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Santalales

Opiliaceae

Garcia, J.G. (1963) Opiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Climbing shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Inflorescences (in ours) composed of axillary racemes. Flowers 4-5-merous, actinomorphic, bisexual. Calyx minute. Stamens opposite the petals. Ovary fusiform, 1-locular; ovule solitary. Fruit drupe-like. Seed large.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 32 species, tropical.

Malawi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Opilia Roxb.Description

Other sources of information about Opiliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Opiliaceae
Flora of Zambia: Opiliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Opiliaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Opiliaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


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: Opiliaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=160, retrieved 26 March 2019

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