Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Ericales

Theaceae - Tea family

Robson, N.K.B. (1960-1) Theaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple. Stipules 0. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 4-6. Petals 4-many, overlapping. Stamens many. Ovary superior (in ours). Carpels 3-5, basally united. Fruit a capsule (in ours).

Worldwide: 22 genera and 610 species, tropical with a few in warm temperate regions.

Malawi: 2 genera and 2 taxa.

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Camellia L.Description
Ficalhoa HiernDescription

Other sources of information about Theaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Theaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Theaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Theaceae
Flora of Zambia: Theaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Theaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Theaceae

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Theaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=218, retrieved 8 February 2023

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