Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Kirkia family
Wild, H. & Phipps, J.B. (1963)
Simaroubaceae FZ 2(1)
Description of the family
Monoecious trees (in ours). Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, often crowded near the apex of the branches, imparipinnate. Inflorescences of paniculate, bracteate cymes. Flowers usually unisexual. Calyx lobes 4, free almost to base. Petals and stamens 4 (in ours). Disk annular or cushion-like, ± fleshy. Ovary superior, 4-locular, each loculus with 1 ovule. Fruit dry, 4-angled, when ripe composed of 4-8 triquetrous mericarps suspended from a central carpophore.
Worldwide: 4 species in 2 genera in tropical and S Africa
More sample images from the Kirkiaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
|Kirkia Oliv.||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Kirkiaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kirkiaceae
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: Kirkiaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=277, retrieved 18 May 2013