Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Sterculiaceae - Sterculia family

Wild, H. (1960-1) Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Herbs, shrubs or trees. Stipules usually present. Leaves usually alternate, simple or digitately compound. Flowers bisexual, unisexual or polygamous, actinomorphic. Calyx ± divided into (usually 5) lobes. Epicalyx bracts usually present. Petals usually 5, hypogynous or 0. Stamens 5-many, staminodes sometimes present. Anthers 2-thecous. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular or with 2-5 ± coherent carpels which separate in fruit.

Worldwide: 67 genera and 1500 species, mostly tropical and warm areas but a few temperate.

Botswana: 6 genera and 24 taxa.

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GenusContent
Dombeya Cav.Description
Hermannia L.Description
Melhania Forssk.Description
Melochia L.Description
Sterculia L.Description
Waltheria L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Sterculiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Sterculiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Sterculiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Sterculiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Sterculiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Sterculiaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Sterculiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sterculiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Sterculiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sterculiaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Sterculiaceae.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=213, retrieved 15 December 2017

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