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  1. Irvingiaceae

    1. This family is accepted.

[FZ]

Irvingiaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Habit
Large trees
Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, with long caducous stipules enclosing the leaf-buds and leaving circular scars round the stem
Flowers
Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic
Calyx
Sepals 4–5, imbricate, slightly united at the base
Corolla
Petals 4–5, imbricate, free
Nectaries
Disk present
Androecium
Stamens 8–10; anthers 2-thecous, opening longitudinally
Gynoecium
Ovary 2–5 (6)-locular; loculi 1-ovulate; ovule pendulous; style simple
Fruits
Fruit drupaceous or samaroid; endosperm scanty or absent
[FWTA]

Irvingiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
Trees; leaves alternate, simple, not gland-dotted, with well-developed stipules enclosing the young buds, caducous and leaving a scar around the stem
Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic
Calyx
Calyx-lobes 4–5, imbricate
Nectaries
Disk present
Androecium
Stamens 8–10; anthers 2-celled, opening lengthwise
Gynoecium
Ovary 2-celled; ovules 1 per cell; style solitary
Fruits
Fruits drupaceous or samaroid
Seeds
Seeds without or with scant endosperm

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Other Data

Irvingiaceae appears in other Kew resources:

Bibliography

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Sources

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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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