Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Aquifoliales


Description of the family

Shrubs or small trees. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, entire (in ours) . Flowers bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, united at the base. Petals 5, united at least at the base, usually with reflexed tips. Ovary superior, 1-locular; ovules 2. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 41 species in the tropics.

Caprivi: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Leptaulus Benth.Description

Other sources of information about Cardiopteridaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: Cardiopteridaceae

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: Family page: Cardiopteridaceae.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/family.php?family_id=321, retrieved 18 July 2024

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