Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Sour plum family
Garcia, J.G. (1963)
Olacaceae FZ 2(1)
Description of the family
Trees or shrubs, sometimes armed. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple, entire; midrib impressed above, prominent below (in ours). Flowers actinomorphic, unisexual or bisexual. Calyx cup-shaped, margin entire or lobed. Petals 3-5(-6), free or united, valvate. Stamens as many as or more numerous than the petals; all fertile or some sterile (i.e. staminodes may be present). Ovary superior or semi-inferior, usually 3-5-locular at base. Stigma lobed or capitate. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe (in ours).
Worldwide: 27 genera and 180 species, tropical and South Africa.
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Other sources of information about Olacaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Olacaceae
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: Family page: Olacaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=154, retrieved 22 May 2013