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Monoecious trees (in ours). Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, often crowded near the apex of the branches, imparipinnate. Inflorescences of paniculate, bracteate cymes. Flowers usually unisexual. Calyx lobes 4, free almost to base. Petals and stamens 4 (in ours). Disk annular or cushion-like, ± fleshy. Ovary superior, 4-locular, each loculus with 1 ovule. Fruit dry, 4-angled, when ripe composed of 4-8 triquetrous mericarps suspended from a central carpophore.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Kirkiaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=277
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Kirkiaceae

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Kirkiaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Sapindales. It comprises one (or two) genera, Kirkia (and Pleiokirkia now included in Kirkia), totalling six species.[2] These two genera were previously placed in family Simaroubaceae, but were transferred into their own family because they produce neither quassinoids nor limonoids. Kirkia is named for Captain John Kirk (explorer) of the famous Zambesi Expedition.

They occur along the east coast of Africa, and in Madagascar.

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Kirkiaceae: Brief Summary

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Kirkiaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Sapindales. It comprises one (or two) genera, Kirkia (and Pleiokirkia now included in Kirkia), totalling six species. These two genera were previously placed in family Simaroubaceae, but were transferred into their own family because they produce neither quassinoids nor limonoids. Kirkia is named for Captain John Kirk (explorer) of the famous Zambesi Expedition.

They occur along the east coast of Africa, and in Madagascar.

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