Family: Anacardiaceae

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Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Family Parent: Sapindales Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • Cashew Family - English, United States of America

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Trees or shrubs.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, ususally pinnately compound, sometimes simple.

Reproductive Morphology

Inflorescence: Inflorescence terminal or axillary, fasciculate, spicate, racemose, or solitary.

Flowers: Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual or unisexual; sepals 3-5, often connate at the base; petals 3-5, green, white, yellow, pink, red, or purple; androecium of ca. 5-12 stamens; gynoecium syncarpous, the ovary superior, the carpels 3-5, the locules 1-5, the styles elongate or reduced to absent, the stigmas usually capitate; placentation apical or basal, the ovules 1 per locule.

Fruit: Fruit a drupe.

Seeds: Seeds 1 per locule.