1. Family: Annonaceae Juss.
    1. Polyalthia Blume

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Madagascar and Queensland..

    [FTEA]

    Annonaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs, not climbing, glabrous or with an indumentum of simple hairs
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary or in 2–many-flowered cymes or fascicles, extra-axillary, axillary or leaf-opposed or sometimes on leafless branches or on the trunk; bracts and bracteoles present
    Calyx
    Sepals 3, valvate, much smaller than the petals
    Corolla
    Petals 6, in 2 whorls of 3, both valvate, free, subequal or the outer slightly larger, variously shaped, linear, lanceolate, ovate, elliptic, oblong or obovate, often quite large and showy, red, orange, yellow, green or white
    Stamens
    Stamens mostly numerous, cuneiform; filaments very short; connective-prolongations flat-topped or slightly convex, covering the anther-cells, rhomboid or round in plan
    Carpels
    Carpels few to numerous, free, oblong, 1–5-ovuled, the ovules basal or superposed; style absent or almost so; stigma rectangular, globose or irregularly shaped, with a faint groove on inner side running down inner side of the ovary
    Fruits
    Monocarps few to many, indehiscent, ellipsoid, ovoid or subglobose, stipitate or subsessile, 1–5-seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds sometimes with a longitudinal circumferential groove.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

    Introduced into:

    Trinidad-Tobago

    Polyalthia Blume appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1998 Kessler, P.J.A. [1417], Borneo K000582148
    May 12, 1989 Ramos, M. [13617], Philippines K000691619 paratype
    Jan 1, 1966 Cibet, A. [32512], Borneo K000380548
    Johns, R.J. [10437], New Guinea 70649.000

    First published in Fl. Javae 28-29: 68 (1830)

    Accepted by

    • Turner, I.M. (2008). New species and new records for Polyalthia (Annonaceae) in Borneo Folia Malaysiana 9: 77-98.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 26.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sinclair in Gardens Bull., Singapore 14:279 (1955)
    • Fl. Javae, Anon.: 68 (1830)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    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