Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Solanales


Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

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

Description of the family

Dioecious, small trees, shrubs or rarely woody climbers. Leaves simple, alternate or opposite with entire margins. Stipules absent. Male inflorescences axillary or of terminal panicles or racemes. Female inflorescences of 1-2-flowered terminal or axillary racemes. Flowers unisexual; actinomorphic with a conspicuous disc. Sepals fused with short lobes. Petals free; white or yellowish. Ovary inferior; carpels fused. Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent capsule or indehiscent.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 5 species in Africa and Madagascar

Botswana: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Montinia Thunb.Description

Other sources of information about Montiniaceae:

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Flora of Mozambique: Montiniaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Montiniaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Montiniaceae
Wikipedia: Montiniaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Montiniaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=280, retrieved 29 September 2022

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