Olacaceae

Description

170 spp.

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

Growing form

Trees, climbers, typically hemiparasitic.

Leaf

Leaves alternate; simple; entire margin; no stipule; petiole often curved and apex thick; often densely parallel tertiary venation: sometimes gland dots. often leaves dry black or olive.

Flower

3-6 sepals and petals; 6-18 stamens. Bisexual, monoecious or dioecious. Ovary superior or part-inferior.

Fruit and seed

A drupe or a nut, often with a showy persistent calyx.

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
Olacaceae
Author
R. Br.
Identifier
http://tun.fi/MX.4986528
Taxon rank
family
DNA barcode sequences
Informal groups
  • Vascular plants