Combretaceae

Description

500 spp.

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

Growing form

Trees, lianas

Leaf

Leaves alternate (±all trees) or opposite (± all lianas); simple; entire margin; ± without stipules.

In trees: leaves typically clustered to the apex of the branch and with a pair of glands on the upper petiole surface.

In lianas: Often densely parallel tertiary leaf venation. No glands on petioles, neither t-shaped hairs (cf. Malpighiaceae).

Flower

Usually 4-5 sepals + 4-5 petals; stamens 5, 10(-30). Bisexual. Ovary inferior.

Fruit and seed

Fruit drupe, samara (or capsule).

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

The map represents observations of this taxon, but it may not be used as a distribution map. A total of

observations in Finland?

Checklist
FinBIF master checklist
Scientific name
Combretaceae
Author
R. Br.
Identifier
http://tun.fi/MX.4986479
Taxon rank
family
DNA barcode sequences
Informal groups
  • Vascular plants