Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Salicaceae - Willow family

Flacourtiaceae p.p.

Wild, H. (1960) Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Salicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the family

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Stipules present, usually deciduous. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers in unisexual catkins, individual flowers subtended by a bract. Perianth 0. Male flowers: stamens 2-many. Female flowers: ovary superior, 1-locular; styles 1 or 2, stigmas 2, often 2-fid. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing longitudinally into 2-4 valves. Seeds with a tuft of long silky hairs.

Worldwide: 55 genera and 772 species, cosmopolitan.

Malawi: 8 genera and 20 taxa.

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Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Casearia Jacq.Description, Image
Dovyalis E. Mey. ex Arn.Description
Flacourtia Comm. ex L'Hér.Description
Homalium Jacq.Description
Ludia Comm. ex Juss.Description
Oncoba Forssk.Description
Salix L.Description
Scolopia Schreb.Description

Other sources of information about Salicaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Salicaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Salicaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Salicaceae
Flora of Zambia: Salicaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Salicaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Salicaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Salicaceae
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: Salicaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=200, retrieved 20 January 2019

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