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  • Salvadoraceae Lindl.

This family is accepted.
Salvadora persica (toothbrush tree)

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, unarmed or with axillary spines
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly coriaceous, opposite, simple, entire; stipules minute or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular, hermaphrodite or dioecious, in dense axillary or terminal fascicles or panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes 2–4(–5)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4(–5), imbricate, free or partially connate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Disk absent or consisting of separate glands between the filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary superior, 1–2-locular; style short; ovules 1–2, erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry or drupe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds without endosperm; embryo with thick cordate cotyledons

[FZ]

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

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

[FWTA]

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

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

Salvadoraceae Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

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

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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