Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales


Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Description of the family

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, opposite or whorled; margins entire or less often toothed. Inflorescences consisting of spikes, thyrses, cymes, heads or solitary flowers; bracteate. Flowers often small, bisexual; zygomorphic or actinomorphic. Petals fused; imbricate; funnel-shaped or often tubular; persistent. Ovary superior; carpels fused. Fruit a capsule or berry.

Worldwide: 8 genera and 40 species in Sub-Saharan Africa, western Indian Ocean and Arabia.

Malawi: 2 genera and 5 taxa.

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

Halleria L.Description, Image
Nuxia Comm. ex Lam.Description

Other sources of information about Stilbaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Stilbaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Stilbaceae
Flora of Zambia: Stilbaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stilbaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Stilbaceae

External websites:

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

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: Stilbaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=293, retrieved 29 January 2023

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