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  • Rosaceae Juss.

This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Rosaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, shrubs, scramblers or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple or compound, alternate, stipulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular or irregular, hermaphrodite, monoecious, dioecious, or polygamous, perigynous or epigynous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate or urceolate, free or adnate in part to the receptacle, sometimes gibbous and asymmetrical, the lobes 4–5, with or without an additional row of 4–5 alternating outer lobes (epicalyx)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle flat, or convex and sometimes very accrescent, or concave, the mouth symmetrically or asymmetrically crateriform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5 or 0
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 1 to many, sometimes biseriate, exserted or included, free or basally connate, regularly disposed or inserted on one side of the receptacle only; staminodes (if present) usually inserted on one side of the receptacle and there replacing the fertile stamens
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Styles terminal or basal, exserted or included Carpels 1 to many, free or fused to each other and to the receptacle, or fused but free of the receptacle Ovules 1 or 2

[FZ]

Rosaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs, scramblers, brambles or herbs, rarely annuals in the FZ area
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, rarely opposite or borne in groups of 2 or 3 at each node, simple or compound; stipules usually present and paired
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence corymbose, racemose or paniculate, or flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers actinomorphic or almost so, mostly bisexual, rarely dioecious or polygamo-dioecious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube short or elongated, free or adnate to the gynoecium; sometimes with an “epicalyx” of bracteoles; calyx-lobes usually 5, imbricate; disk usually present, lining the mouth of the calyx-tube, usually entire-margined
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals inserted below the margin of the disk, as many as the calyx-lobes, imbricate or convolute, usually free, often deciduous, or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens usually numerous, usually in a complete ring at the margin of or above the disk; filaments usually free and filiform; anthers mostly small, dehiscing longitudinally
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Carpels l–¥, free or connate and then usually ± adnate to the calyx-tube; styles terminal or basal; ovules often 2, rarely 1 or several
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits various, inferior to superior, naked or enclosed by the persistent calyx or calyx-tube, drupaceous, pomaceous, follicular, or composed of an indefinite number of achenes or drupelets, rarely capsular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds erect or pendulous; endosperm absent or very rarely scantily present; cotyledons usually fleshy

[FWTA]

Rosaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs or herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves various, simple or compound, alternate or rarely opposite; stipules mostly present and paired, sometimes adnate to the petiole
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers actinomorphic or subzygomorphic, usually hermaphrodite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx free or adnate to the ovary; lobes imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals present, rarely absent, imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens usually numerous; filaments free or connate; anthers small, 2-celled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Carpels 1 or more, free or connate, superior or inferior; styles free or rarely connate Ovules 2 or more in each carpel, superposed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit superior or inferior, drupaceous, pomaceous, follicular or achenial
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds without endosperm

Rosaceae Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl. [Jussieu] 334. 1789 [4 Aug 1789] (1789)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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