Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Ericales


Description of the family

A small family. In the APG III system of 2009, it includes the former family Ternstroemiaceae

Worldwide: c. 14 genera in tropical and subtropical regions in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Malawi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Ternstroemia Mutis ex L.f.Description

Other sources of information about Pentaphylacaceae:

External websites:

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

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: Pentaphylacaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=317, retrieved 2 April 2023

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