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  1. Montiniaceae Nakai

    1. This family is accepted.

[FZ]

Montiniaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Habit
Small trees or shrubs, dioecious
Leaves
Leaves alternate, opposite or subopposite, simple, entire, penninerved, usually petiolate, deciduous; stipules absent
Flowers
Flowers in terminal or axillary inflorescences, the male flowers in few-flowered panicles, the female flowers solitary or in groups of 2(3)-nate Female flowers 4(?5)-merous; calyx-tube ± ellipsoid; petals imbricate, slightly fleshy, deciduous; disk fleshy, epigynous; staminodes alternipetalous, inserted with the petals below the margin of the disk; ovary inferior, 2-locular; style short, columnar or 2-branched; stigmas 2, large; ovules few, 2-seriate on axile placentas Male flowers 3–4-merous; calyx-tube expanded or cupular; petals imbricate, slightly fleshy, deciduous, inserted below the margin of the fleshy disk; stamens alternipetalous and inserted with the petals; anther-thecae dehiscing by longitudinal slits; pollen grains 3-colporate, spheroidal; rudimentary ovary absent or minute
Male
Male flowers 3–4-merous; calyx-tube expanded or cupular; petals imbricate, slightly fleshy, deciduous, inserted below the margin of the fleshy disk; stamens alternipetalous and inserted with the petals; anther-thecae dehiscing by longitudinal slits; pollen grains 3-colporate, spheroidal; rudimentary ovary absent or minute
Female
Female flowers 4(?5)-merous; calyx-tube ± ellipsoid; petals imbricate, slightly fleshy, deciduous; disk fleshy, epigynous; staminodes alternipetalous, inserted with the petals below the margin of the disk; ovary inferior, 2-locular; style short, columnar or 2-branched; stigmas 2, large; ovules few, 2-seriate on axile placentas
Fruits
Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent capsule, or indehiscent becoming 1-locular
Seeds
Seeds ± compressed, winged or not; endosperm absent or abundant; embryo straight; cotyledons compressed
[FTEA]

Montiniaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1973

Habit
Small trees or shrubs
Leaves
Leaves alternate, opposite or subopposite, simple, entire, penninerved, usually petiolate, deciduous; stipules absent
Flowers
Flowers dioecious in terminal or axillary inflorescences, the ? flowers in few-flowered panicles, the ? flowers solitary or rarely paired Male flowers: calyx-tube cupular or flattened out, ± entire or shortly 3–5-lobed; petals yellow-green, 3–5, imbricate, slightly fleshy, deciduous, inserted below the margin of the fleshy disk; stamens yellowish, 3–5, similarly inserted and alternating with the petals; anther-thecae dehiscing by longitudinal slits; rudimentary ovary absent or minute Female flowers: calyx-tube elongate, shortly produced beyond the ovary, scarcely or minutely 4–5-lobed at the apex; petals 4–5, imbricate, slightly fleshy, deciduous; disk fleshy, epigynous, 4–5-angled; staminodes 4–5, inserted below the margin of the disk and alternating with the petals; ovary inferior, (1–)2-locular; style short, thick, 2-fid or 2-lobed; stigmas 2, large; ovules (2–)3–9(–12) in each locule, axile, 1–2-seriate, erect or pendulous, anatropous
Male
Male flowers: calyx-tube cupular or flattened out, ± entire or shortly 3–5-lobed; petals yellow-green, 3–5, imbricate, slightly fleshy, deciduous, inserted below the margin of the fleshy disk; stamens yellowish, 3–5, similarly inserted and alternating with the petals; anther-thecae dehiscing by longitudinal slits; rudimentary ovary absent or minute
Female
Female flowers: calyx-tube elongate, shortly produced beyond the ovary, scarcely or minutely 4–5-lobed at the apex; petals 4–5, imbricate, slightly fleshy, deciduous; disk fleshy, epigynous, 4–5-angled; staminodes 4–5, inserted below the margin of the disk and alternating with the petals; ovary inferior, (1–)2-locular; style short, thick, 2-fid or 2-lobed; stigmas 2, large; ovules (2–)3–9(–12) in each locule, axile, 1–2-seriate, erect or pendulous, anatropous
Fruits
Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent capsule or indehiscent
Seeds
Seeds ± globular or compressed and winged; endosperm copious or absent; embryo straight, with round compressed cotyledons

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Bibliography

First published in Ord. Fam. Trib. Gen. Sect. ... nov. ed. 243. 1943 [20 Jul 1943] (1943)

Accepted by

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

Sources

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East 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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