1. Gnetaceae Blume

    1. This family is accepted.

[FWTA]

Gnetaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Habit
Erect or scandent shrubs, leaves opposite, simple
Flowers
Flowers in catkin-like spikes, usually dioecious; spikes jointed, with the flowers in whorls Male flowers with a tubular envelope of 2 connate scales; anthers 2 or 1, sessile on the summit of a central column Female flowers with a close-fitting utricle resembling an ovary; ovule otherwise naked, integument produced into a straight micropylar tube exserted through the orifices of the aril and utricle, truncate, toothed or fimbriate
Male
Male flowers with a tubular envelope of 2 connate scales; anthers 2 or 1, sessile on the summit of a central column
Female
Female flowers with a close-fitting utricle resembling an ovary; ovule otherwise naked, integument produced into a straight micropylar tube exserted through the orifices of the aril and utricle, truncate, toothed or fimbriate
Seeds
Seed with copious endosperm

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First published in Nov. Pl. Expos. 23. 1833 [Aug-Dec 1833] (1833)

Sources

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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