Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Dilleniales


Wild, H. (1960) Dilleniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs or lianes, rarely perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, simple (in ours), entire or variously toothed, with prominent parallel lateral nerves. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, borne in cymes, racemes or panicles. Sepals 5, free. Petals (2-)5(-6), often showy. Stamens many. Carpels 3-5. Fruits dehiscent or berry-like. Seeds usually with a created or laciniate aril.

Worldwide: C. 12 genera and 300 species, tropical and subtropical, especially Australasia.

Caprivi: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

Tetracera masuiana

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

Tetracera L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Dilleniaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Dilleniaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Dilleniaceae
Flora of Zambia: Dilleniaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dilleniaceae

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: Family page: Dilleniaceae.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/family.php?family_id=253, retrieved 25 September 2023

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