Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Dipterocarpaceae - Monotes family

Duvigneaud, P. (1960-1) Dipterocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire, with an extra-floral nectary at the base of the midrib on the upper leaf surface (appearing as a pale or dark, often reddish, circular patch). Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, accrescent. Petals 5. Stamens numerous. Ovary superior, (1-)3-locular. Carpels 3, 2-ovulate. Fruit 1-seeded, indehiscent, surrounded by the 5 large wings of the accrescent calyx.

Worldwide: 16 genera and 680 species, tropical, especially Malesia.

Mozambique: 1 genus and 3 taxa.

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Monotes A. DC.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Dipterocarpaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dipterocarpaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dipterocarpaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dipterocarpaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dipterocarpaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dipterocarpaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dipterocarpaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Dipterocarpaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dipterocarpaceae
Wikipedia: Dipterocarpaceae
Plants of the World Online: Dipterocarpaceae
Tropicos: Dipterocarpaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Dipterocarpaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=75, retrieved 22 July 2024

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