Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Tiliaceae - Linden family

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Wild, H. (1963) Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Small trees, lianes, shrubs or herbs, often stellately hairy. Stipules small, deciduous. Leaves alternate, often asymmetric and 3-veined from the base. Flowers usually bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, or sometimes 2-4, free or occasionally connate. Petals free, equalling number of sepals, rarely 0. Stamens usually numerous. Ovary superior, 2-10-locular. Fruit a dry or ± fleshy drupe or schizocarp.

Worldwide: 46 genera and 680 species, ± cosmopolitan

Caprivi: 2 genera and 14 taxa.

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GenusContent
Corchorus L.Description
Grewia L.Description

Other sources of information about Tiliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Tiliaceae
Flora of Malawi: Tiliaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Tiliaceae
Flora of Zambia: Tiliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tiliaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Tiliaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tiliaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Caprivi: Family page: Tiliaceae.
http://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=221, retrieved 13 December 2017

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