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Shrublets, shrubs or trees. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Sepals 5. Petals 5, equal or unequal. Stamens 5, all fertile or 2-3 fertile and with 2 staminodes. Ovary superior or semi-inferior. Fruit drupaceous, with 3 (often reduced to 2 or 1) ± separate mericarps, 1-2-seeded.
- Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
- bibliographic citation
- Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Dichapetalaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=72
- Mark Hyde
- Bart Wursten
- Petra Ballings
Dichapetalaceae: Brief Summary
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Dichapetalaceae is a family of flowering plants, consisting of 3 genera and about 170 species. Members of this family are trees, shrubs or lianas found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
The species Dichapetalum cymosum of Southern Africa is highly poisonous because of fluoroacetate.
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