Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Calthrop family
Launert, E. (1963)
Zygophyllaceae FZ 2(1)
Description of the family
Herbs (in ours). Stipules present, persistent. Leaves opposite, compound. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, hypogynous. Sepals and petals 5 (in ours). Disk usually present. Ovary 5-locular. Fruit spiny (in ours), breaking up into indehiscent cocci.
Worldwide: 27 genera and 285 species, in tropical and warm areas, especially arid zones, sometimes in saline areas.
Mozambique: 1 genus and 2 taxa.
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Other sources of information about Zygophyllaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Zygophyllaceae
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: Zygophyllaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=240, retrieved 10 December 2013