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  • Irvingiaceae

This family is accepted.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

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

[FWTA]

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

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

Irvingiaceae appears in other Kew resources:

Accepted by

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

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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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