Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales


Breteler, F.J. (1986) The African Dichapetalaceae IX; A taxonomical revision Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 86(3) 1-74

Torre, A.R. (1963) Dichapetalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Shrublets, shrubs or trees. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Sepals 5. Petals 5, equal or unequal. Stamens 5, all fertile or 2-3 fertile and with 2 staminodes. Ovary superior or semi-inferior. Fruit drupaceous, with 3 (often reduced to 2 or 1) ± separate mericarps, 1-2-seeded.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 160 species, tropics and South Africa.

Malawi: 2 genera and 2 taxa.

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Dichapetalum ThouarsDescription
Tapura Aubl.Description

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dichapetalaceae
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dichapetalaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Dichapetalaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dichapetalaceae
Wikipedia: Dichapetalaceae
Plants of the World Online: Dichapetalaceae
Tropicos: Dichapetalaceae

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: Dichapetalaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=72, retrieved 30 September 2023

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