1. Tamaricaceae Link

    1. This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Tamaricaceae, D. R. Hunt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

Habit
Xerophytic or halophytic shrubs or small trees, with slender branches and reduced subulate or scale-like, alternate, exstipulate, glandular-punctate leaves
Flowers
Flowers in racemes or spikes or solitary, small, usually bisexual, regular, hypogynous
Calyx
Calyx and corolla distinct, 5–4-merous, imbricate, free
Nectaries
Disk present
Androecium
Stamens as many as petals and alternate with them, or twice as many in two alternating whorls; filaments mostly free, sometimes ± united, inserted on the disk; anthers 2-thecous, opening by longitudinal slits
Gynoecium
Ovary superior, 1-locular; carpels 3–4; placentas 2–5, basal or parietal, each with 2 or more erect anatropous ovules; styles as many as carpels, free or united below or stigmas sessile
Fruits
Fruit a capsule
Seeds
Seeds ? with long hairs, with or without endosperm; embryo straight
[FWTA]

Tamaricaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Habit
Shrubs or trees, with slender branches and small scale-like alternate leaves; stipules absent
Flowers
Flowers very small, actinomorphic, usually hermaphrodite, in slender catkin-like spikes or racemes
Calyx
Sepals 4–6, imbricate, free
Corolla
Petals as many as the sepals, free
Nectaries
Disk present
Androecium
Stamens hypogynous, 5–10, free or connate at the base; anthers 2-celled, opening by longitudinal slits
Gynoecium
Ovary superior, 1-celled, with parietal or basal placentas; styles 3–4, free or united at the base; ovules numerous, ascending
Fruits
Fruit a capsule
Seeds
Seeds with or without endosperm, with a tuft of hairs at the apex or all round; embryo straight

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First published in Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 291. 1821 [16 Mar-30 Jun 1821] (1821)

Accepted by

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

Sources

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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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