1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Ehretia P.Browne

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World, Mexico to Central America, Caribbean.

    [FTEA]

    Boraginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs with alternate, petiolate, simple, entire or toothed leaves
    Flowers
    Flowers mostly small, hermaphrodite or polygamous, sessile or pedicellate in much branched axillary or terminal cymose inflorescences, the individual cymules mostly scorpioid
    Calyx
    Calyx mostly small, campanulate, deeply divided into 4–5 imbricate lobes, ciliate but glabrous inside; tube short
    Corolla
    Corolla white, yellowish or blue, campanulate or subrotate, usually small, the tube very short or longer than the lobes; lobes (4–)5(–7), oblong, imbricate, spreading or reflexed
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at or near the throat, usually exserted; anthers oblong
    Pistil
    Ovary subglobose with either 2, 2-ovuled locules or 4, 1-ovuled locules; style terminal, scarcely to deeply divided into 2 branches terminated by capitate stigmas
    Fruits
    Fruits subglobose, fleshy, breaking up at maturity into 2, 2-locular mericarps or 4, 1-locular mericarps
    Seeds
    Seeds 4 or less by abortion.
    [FZ]

    Boraginaceae, E. S. Martins (Trichodesma by R. K. Brummit). Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, usually petiolate, simple, entire, dentate, crenate or serrate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences paniculate or corymbose, usually terminal.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite or polygamous, actinomorphic, subsessile or pedicellate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, deeply divided, lobes imbricate in bud.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube cylindrical to widely funnel-shaped; lobes 5(6), imbricate, oblong, spreading or reflexed.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5(6), inserted at the corolla-throat, exserted; anthers oblong or sagittate.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2- or 4-locular; style terminal, ± deeply divided into 2 branches, topped by capitate or umbilicate stigmas.
    Fruits
    Fruit drupaceous, subglobose; endocarp of usually 4, 1-seeded pyrenes.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Panamá, Philippines, Qinghai, Queensland, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South China Sea, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Hawaii, Mauritius, Réunion, Trinidad-Tobago

    Ehretia P.Browne appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132437

    First published in Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 168 (1756)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 19.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Hist. Jamaica: 168 (1756).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Civ. Nat. Hist. Jam.: 168 (1756)

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    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

    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/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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