Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Anacardiaceae - Rhus family

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966) Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or suffrutices; dioecious, monoecious or polygamous, sometimes producing latex. Stipules 0. Leaves mostly compound, sometimes simple (Lannea p.p., Ozoroa, Mangifera), usually alternate, rarely opposite or whorled. Flowers actinomorphic or rarely zygomorphic, (3)4-5-merous. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal panicles. Stamens inserted around (or sometimes on) a disk. Ovary superior, 1-6-locular; loculi with 1 ovule. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 70 genera and 875 species, tropical, subtropical, Mediterranean and temperate North America.

Mozambique: 10 genera and 40 taxa.

Lannea discolor

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Anacardium L.Description, Image
Harpephyllum Bernh.Description
Lannea A.Rich.Description, Image
Mangifera L.Description, Image
Ozoroa DelileDescription, Image
Pseudospondias Engl.Description
Rhus L.Description, Image
Sclerocarya Hochst.Description, Image
Sorindeia ThouarsDescription, Image
Trichoscypha Hook. f.Description

Other sources of information about Anacardiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anacardiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Anacardiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Anacardiaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Anacardiaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=10, retrieved 20 September 2017

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