Combretaceae

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Combretaceae
Combretum constrictum inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
R.Br.[1]
Type genus
Combretum
Loefl.
Genera

18, see text.

Synonyms

Bucidaceae Spreng.
Myrobalanaceae Martinov
Strephonemataceae Venkat. & Prak.Rao
Terminaliaceae J.St.-Hil.[2]

Combretaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Myrtales. The family includes about 600 species of trees, shrubs, and lianas in 18 genera. The family includes the leadwood tree, Combretum imberbe. Three genera, Conocarpus, Laguncularia and Lumnitzera, grow in mangrove habitats (mangals).[3] Combretaceae are widespread in the subtropics and tropics. Some members of this family produce useful construction timber, such as idigbo from Terminalia ivorensis.

Genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Family: Combretaceae R. Br., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Lumnitzera". University of Queensland. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "GRIN Genera of Combretaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 

External links[edit]

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