Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Sterculia family
Wild, H. (1960-1) Sterculiaceae FZ 1(2)
Description of the family
Herbs, shrubs or trees. Stipules usually present. Leaves usually alternate, simple or digitately compound. Flowers bisexual, unisexual or polygamous, actinomorphic. Calyx ± divided into (usually 5) lobes. Epicalyx bracts usually present. Petals usually 5, hypogynous or 0. Stamens 5-many, staminodes sometimes present. Anthers 2-thecous. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular or with 2-5 ± coherent carpels which separate in fruit.
Worldwide: 67 genera and 1500 species, mostly tropical and warm areas but a few temperate.
Other sources of information about Sterculiaceae:
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sterculiaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: Family page: Sterculiaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/family.php?family_id=213, retrieved 25 May 2013