Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales

Hamamelidaceae - Witch-hazel family

Mendes, E.J. & Vidigal, M.P. (1978) Hamamelidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees and shrubs, often stellate-hairy. Stipules mostly in pairs. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple. Inflorescences racemose, often dense. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic or rarely zygomorphic. Calyx with 4-5 lobes. Petals 4-5 or more, sometimes 0 in female flowers. Stamens as many as and alternating with the petals. Ovary inferior to almost superior, with 2 carpels. Fruit a woody capsule.

Worldwide: 30 genera and 95 species, chiefly subtropical and especially E Asia.

Malawi: 1 genus and 2 taxa.

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Other sources of information about Hamamelidaceae:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Zambia: Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hamamelidaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hamamelidaceae

External websites:

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

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: Hamamelidaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=97, retrieved 22 July 2024

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