Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Achariaceae

Flacourtiaceae p.p.

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

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

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate. Petioles often swollen at base. Stipules present. Inflorescence of axillary solitary flowers, panicles, racemes or fascicles, sometimes cauliflorous. Flowers actinomorphic, disk absent. Perianth spirally arranged of distinct sepals and petals. Sepals and petals free or basally fused; petals often white or papery or with a conspicuous basal scale. Stamens opposite the petals or irregularly placed, filaments usually free. Ovary superior; carpels fused, placentation parietal. Fruit a berry or capsule; often warty, winged or with bristles or spines.

Comment: According to the most recent taxonomic research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG-III), this family includes a number of genera formerly placed within the now defunct family Flacourtiaceae.

Worldwide: 32 genera and 150 species, mainly in tropical Africa and Asia with some genera in the neotropics.

Malawi: 3 genera and 5 taxa.

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GenusContent
Kiggelaria L.Description
Rawsonia Harv. & Sond.Description
Xylotheca Hochst.Description

Other sources of information about Achariaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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


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: Achariaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=300, retrieved 18 August 2019

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