1. Family: Ericaceae Durande
    1. Agarista D.Don ex G.Don

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Tubtrop. America.

    [FTEA]

    Ericaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Habit
    Evergreen shrubs or trees
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate to subopposite
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences in axillary or terminal racemes or panicles; bracts solitary, small (to large and foliaceous), caducous; pedicels with 2(– several) caducous bracteoles
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous; calyx of imbricate lobes, articulate with pedicel, persistent in fruit
    Corolla
    Corolla cylindrical to urceolate
    Stamens
    Stamens 10 in 2 whorls, inserted at base of corolla; filaments flattened, somewhat expanded near base, geniculate; anthers dehiscing by introrse-terminal elliptic pores
    Pistil
    Ovary 5-locular, with nectariferous disc; stigma truncate to capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit a capsule, erect, not separating from valves at dehiscence; seeds very small, dust-like.
    [FZ]

    Ericaceae, R. Ross. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Small trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves sub–opposite to alternate, subsessile to petiolate, evergreen, lanceolate to oblong to ovate or obovate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence consisting of axillary and terminal racemes. Pedicels short, 1–flowered, subtended by caducous bracts and each bearing a pair of caducous bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx and corolla actinomorphic and hypogynous. Calyx segments 5, fused below, persistent in fruit.
    Corolla
    Corolla obconical, lobes 5, small, imbricate, not persistent in fruit.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10, included, adhering slightly to the corolla at the base and shed with it, filaments geniculate, anthers dehiscing by terminal pores.
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, 5–celled, ovules few, placentation basal; style 1, persistent until capsule dehisces.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5–valved, loculicidal, without a central column after dehiscence.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Guyana

    Native to:

    Alabama, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Réunion, South Carolina, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    North Carolina

    Agarista D.Don ex G.Don appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gen. Hist. 3: 837 (1834)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Judd in J. Arnold Arbor. 65: 255– 342 (1984)
    • Gen. Hist. 3: 837 (1834)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0