Pandaceae Engl. & Gilg

This family is accepted.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, serrulate; stipules present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious Male flowers racemose, the racemes fasciculate from the old wood Female flowers arranged like the male
sex Male
Male flowers racemose, the racemes fasciculate from the old wood
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cupular, open in bud Calyx cupular, truncate or toothed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, valvate Petals 5 [imbricate?]; staminodes absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 10, alternately long and short; anthers 2-celled, opening lengthwise
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Sterile Parts
Rudimentary ovary linear-subulate
sex Female
Female flowers arranged like the male
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary subsessile, 3–4-celled; stigmas 3–4, reflexed; ovule solitary, pendulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with copious oily endosperm; cotyledons cordate

[FTEA]

Pandaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, distichous, simple, entire, crenate or serrate, penninerved, stipulate, borne horizontally on shoots which subtend ‘axillary buds’ and thus resemble pinnate leaves; stipules usually persistent, the adaxial one arising below the abaxial
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, regular, unisexual, in axillary or supraaxillary fascicles, abbreviated racemes or cymes, or in terminal or cauliflorous racemiform thyrses
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cupular, truncate or 5-lobed, the lobes imbricate or open
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, contorted, imbricate or valvate, flattened or galeate-cucullate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Disc small, rarely large, or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, 10 or 15, uniseriate or biseriate, sometimes unequal; anthers introrse, 2-thecous, opening lengthwise; staminodes sometimes present in ? flowers; pistillode of ? flowers linear-subulate, cylindric or narrowly conical, sometimes pentagonal at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary superior, 2–5-locular, with 1 (–2) apical pendulous orthotropous or anatropous ovules per locule, without obturator; styles 1–5, simple or bipartite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe, sometimes flattened, more rarely a capsule; mesocarp fleshy; endocarp woody, bony or stony, thin to thick and massive, usually tubercled, muricate, pitted or ridged, sometimes dehiscent by valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds usually flattened-concave, more rarely ovoid, ecarunculate, with endosperm Cotyledons broad, sometimes cordate

Pandaceae Engl. & Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Syllabus (ed. 8) 7: 223. 1913 [Oct 1912-Mar 1913] (1913)

Accepted by

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

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0