Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Poales


Linder, H.P. (2010) Flagellariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) 94-96

Description of the family

Perennial climbers with tendril-tipped leaves. Leaves alternate along the stems, sheathing at the base; apex modified into a spirally coiled tendril. Flowers in terminal panicles, bisexual or unisexual, small, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 6, free, persistent. Stamens 6. Ovary superior, 3-locular. Style 3-lobed, short or absent. Fruit a berry, 1-3-seeded.

Worldwide: 1 genus in Old World tropics with one species in Africa, one in Madagascar and 2 in Asia and the Pacific.

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Flagellaria guineensis

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Flagellaria L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Flagellariaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Flagellariaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Flagellariaceae
Wikipedia: Flagellariaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Flagellariaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=312, retrieved 23 March 2023

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