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  1. Salvadoraceae Lindl.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Salvadoraceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Habit
Trees or shrubs, unarmed or with axillary spines
Leaves
Leaves mostly coriaceous, opposite, simple, entire; stipules minute or absent
Flowers
Flowers regular, hermaphrodite or dioecious, in dense axillary or terminal fascicles or panicles
Calyx
Calyx-lobes 2–4(–5)
Corolla
Petals 4(–5), imbricate, free or partially connate
Androecium
Stamens 4(–5), epipetalous or inserted near base of petals and alternate with them; filaments free or connate at base Anthers 2-thecous; thecae back to back, opening by longitudinal slits
Nectaries
Disk absent or consisting of separate glands between the filaments
Gynoecium
Ovary superior, 1–2-locular; style short; ovules 1–2, erect
Fruits
Fruit a berry or drupe
Seeds
Seeds without endosperm; embryo with thick cordate cotyledons
[FZ]

Salvadoraceae, A. R. Vickery. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Habit
Trees or shrubs, unarmed or with axillary spines
Leaves
Leaves usually coriaceous, opposite, simple
Stipules
Stipules minute or absent
Inflorescences
Inflorescence of dense axillary or terminal fascicles or panicles
Flowers
Flowers mostly 4–merous, bisexual or dioecious, actinomorphic
Calyx
Calyx–lobes 2–4
Corolla
Petals 4, imbricate, free or partially joined
Androecium
Stamens 4, epipetalous or inserted at base of petals and alternate with them Anthers 2–thecous; thecae opening by longitudinal slits
Gynoecium
Ovary 1–2–locular; style short; ovules 1–2, erect
Fruits
Fruit a berry or drupe
Seeds
Seeds without endosperm; embryo with thick cordate cotyledons
[FWTA]

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

Habit
Trees or shrubs, sometimes with axillary spines
Leaves
Leaves opposite, simple; stipules minute
Flowers
Flowers in dense axillary fascicles or panicles, hermaphrodite or dioecious, actinomorphic
Calyx
Calyx 3–4-toothed
Corolla
Petals 4, free or shortly united, imbricate
Androecium
Stamens 4, inserted on or near the base of the petals and alternate with them; anthers 2-celled, opening lengthwise
Nectaries
Disk absent or of separate glands
Gynoecium
Ovary superior, 1–2-celled; style short Ovules 1–2, erect
Fruits
Fruit a berry or drupe
Seeds
Seed erect, without endosperm; embryo with thick cordate cotyledons

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Other Data

Salvadoraceae Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Bibliography

First published in Nat. Syst. Bot. 2: 269. 1836 [13 Jun 1836] (1836)

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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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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