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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Warburgia Engl.Description

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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Canellaceae
Wikipedia: Canellaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Canellaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=45, retrieved 29 November 2021

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