Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Laurales

Hernandiaceae - Propeller tree family

Stannard, B.L. (1997) Hernandiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or lianes. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences of axillary cymes. Flowers bisexual (or unisexual by abortion), actinomorphic. Perianth segments (in ours) in one 4-8-merous whorl. Stamens 4 in one whorl. Staminodes alternating with the stamens. Ovary inferior, 1-locular; ovule 1. Fruit dry, indehiscent, with (in ours) 2 apical wings.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 57 species, tropics.

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Gyrocarpus Jacq.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Hernandiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Hernandiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hernandiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hernandiaceae
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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: Hernandiaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=99, retrieved 19 November 2017

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