Picrodendraceae Small
  • J. New York Bot. Gard. 18(212): 184. 1917. (Aug 1917)
  • Jamaica-walnut Family

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Picrodendraceae Small. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-7000000468. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2021'

General Information

Shrubs [perennial herbs or trees], evergreen, monoecious or dioecious. Leaves alternate, opposite, or whorled, simple [palmately compound]; stipules absent [present]; petiole present [absent]; blade margins entire, dentate, or serrate; venation pinnate. Inflorescences unisexual [bisexual], axillary, thyrses, fascicles [cymes], or flowers solitary. Flowers unisexual; perianth hypogynous; hypanthium absent; sepals [3–]4–13, distinct; petals 0; nectary present [absent]; stamens [2–]4–10[–55], distinct [rarely connate], free; anthers dehiscing by longitudinal slits; pistil 1, (2–)3–4(–5)-carpellate, ovary superior, (2–)3–4(–5)-locular; placentation axile; ovules [1–]2 per locule, anatropous; styles (2–)3–4(–5)[–8], distinct, ; stigmas (2–)3–4(–5)[–8]. Fruits capsules [drupes], schizocarpic with cocci separating from persistent columella, coccus dehiscence septicidal [loculicidal]. Seeds 1–2 per locule.

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    Other Local Names

    Jamaica-walnut Family

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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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