Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Laurales

Hernandiaceae - Propeller tree family

Stannard, B.L. (1997) Hernandiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or lianes. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences of axillary cymes. Flowers bisexual (or unisexual by abortion), actinomorphic. Perianth segments (in ours) in one 4-8-merous whorl. Stamens 4 in one whorl. Staminodes alternating with the stamens. Ovary inferior, 1-locular; ovule 1. Fruit dry, indehiscent, with (in ours) 2 apical wings.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 57 species, tropics.

Malawi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Gyrocarpus Jacq.Description

Other sources of information about Hernandiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hernandiaceae

External websites:

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



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: Hernandiaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=99, retrieved 20 April 2024

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