Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Canellales

Canellaceae - Pepper-bark family

Verdcourt, B. (1990) Canellaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the family

Evergreen trees. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple, gland-dotted. Inflorescences of axillary flowers, either solitary or in few-flowered clusters. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3. Petals 5-12, free or united at base, in 1-2 whorls. Stamens 6-12. Ovary superior, 1-locular; ovules 2-many. Style short; stigmas 2-6. Fruit a berry. Seeds 2-many, glossy.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 13 species, occurring in tropical Africa and America.

Malawi: 1 genus and 2 taxa.

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Other sources of information about Canellaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Canellaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Canellaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Canellaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Canellaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Canellaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Canellaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Canellaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Canellaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Canellaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Canellaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Canellaceae
Wikipedia: Canellaceae
Plants of the World Online: Canellaceae
Tropicos: Canellaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Canellaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=45, retrieved 22 July 2024

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