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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FZ]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees, sometimes very tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, manifestly distichous, entire, crenate or serrate, usually pellucid-punctate and/or -striate.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules caducous (in all our material) or persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, in fascicles or glomerules, or single; pedicels articulated near the base and surrounded there by many scale-like bracts which often form a cushion in the leaf-axil.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle cupular or funnel-shaped; sepals 5, imbricate, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (5) 7–10 (12), equal or alternate ones longer.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes alternating with the stamens, clavate or flattened, usually hairy above and united below with the stamens into a ± perigynous tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary free, ovoid or columnar; style 0 or very short; stigma capitate; ovules few to many.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule coriaceous, hard or succulent, globose-ovoid or oblong-ovoid, 3-angled when fresh, often 6-ribbed when dry, 2–4-valved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few to numerous, ovoid or ellipsoid, enveloped in a soft, membranous, coloured and usually fimbriate aril; testa crustaceous; endosperm fleshy; cotyledons flat.

[FTEA]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or mostly trees, sometimes up to 40 m. tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, distichous, coriaceous or rarely chartaceous, entire, wavy, or subserrate-crenulate especially when young, pellucid-punctate and/or -lineate at least in the young state, penninerved; lateral veins arcuate, or rarely nearly straight from the midrib; stipules small, caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, small, solitary or usually few to numerous, clustered in axillary or slightly supra-axillary fascicles or glomerules, each from a cushion formed by few to numerous small scale-like bracts, hermaphrodite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Pedicels articulated at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle cupular or funnel-shaped, ± perigynous, ± deeply 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes slightly imbricate, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–10(–12), equal or alternate ones with longer filaments, alternating with as many flattened or clavate, usually densely hairy appendages (or staminodes) and connate with them below into a ± perigynous tube; filaments filiform; anthers small, often apiculate by the slightly protruding connective
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, attenuate to a short style; stigma capitate to almost disk-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule coriaceous, hard or succulent in its outer part, yellow to orange-red, ovoid-globose to ellipsoid, slightly 3–4(–6)-angled when fresh, often 4–6-ribbed when dry, splitting from above into (2–)3–4 valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few to numerous, partly enveloped in a soft membranous, usually fimbriate aril which becomes reddish when exposed to the air.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Florida

Casearia Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harley, R.M. [6089], Brazil K001219303
Harley, R.M. [6459], Brazil K001219306
Cazalet, P. [7762], Ecuador 18966.000
Stannard, B. [s.n.], Brazil K001219309
Hatschbach, G. [66691], Brazil K001219200
Rico, L. [1968], Dominican Republic K000478739
Zarucchi, J.L. [1904], Colombia 44738.000
Fevereiro, V.P.B. [M/171], Brazil K001219310
Ratter, J.A. [4523], Brazil K001219198
Ratter, J.A. [R/6220/V], Brazil K001219285
Mori, S.A. [s.n.], Brazil K001219268
Giulietti, A.M. [2442], Brazil K001219300
Sano, P.T. [s.n.], Brazil K001219304
Souza, V.C. [5470], Brazil K001219194
Queiroz, L.P. [2962], Brazil K001219314
Pirani, J.R. [2114], Brazil K001219366
Pirani, J.R. [1997], Brazil K001219201
Furlan, A. [2132], Brazil K001219364
Coradin, L. [6551], Brazil K001219202
Coradin, L. [6613], Brazil K001219203
Coradin, L. [5892], Brazil K001219204
Coradin, L. [6495], Brazil K001219205
Coradin, L. [6613], Brazil K001219206
Coradin, L. [5776], Brazil K001219207
Carvalho, A.M. [854], Brazil K001219351
Carvalho, A.M. [863], Brazil K001219357
Carvalho, A.M. [1139], Brazil K001219271
Ferraz, E. [268], Brazil K001219340
Cordeiro, I. [267], Brazil K001219296
Sales, M. [224], Brazil K001219335
Sales, M. [471], Brazil K001219302
Irwin, H.S. [48807], Brazil K001219307
Irwin, H.S. [20332], Brazil K001219312
Irwin, H.S. [20332], Brazil K001219313
Andrade, I.M. [64], Brazil K001219338
Heringer, E.P. [17908], Brazil K001219342
Heringer, E.P. [5317], Brazil K001219343
Heringer, E.P. [5378], Brazil K001219344
Heringer, E.P. [5266], Brazil K001219345
Heringer, E.P. [2622], Brazil K001219350
Heringer, E.P. [17491], Brazil K001219362
Heringer, E.P. [6180], Brazil K001219363
Heringer, E.P. [5178], Brazil K001219365
Heringer, E.P. [2467], Brazil K001219367
Heringer, E.P. [5286], Brazil K001219368
Heringer, E.P. [5866], Brazil K001219369
Heringer, E.P. [5285], Brazil K001219196
Heringer, E.P. [5522], Brazil K001219197
Heringer, E.P. [6071], Brazil K001219256
Heringer, E.P. [1858], Brazil K001219257
Heringer, E.P. [5236], Brazil K001219263
Heringer, E.P. [1529], Brazil K001219264
Heringer, E.P. [2904], Brazil K001219265
Heringer, E.P. [16024], Brazil K001219266
Heringer, E.P. [5236], Brazil K001219270
Heringer, E.P. [2538], Brazil K001219272
Heringer, E.P. [2252], Brazil K001219273
Heringer, E.P. [18558], Brazil K001219277
Heringer, E.P. [6900], Brazil K001219278
Heringer, E.P. [5590], Brazil K001219279
Heringer, E.P. [14821], Brazil K001219280
Andrade-Lima [MI58], Brazil K001219288
Eiten, G. [9777], Brazil K001219346
Eiten, G. [10493], Brazil K001219356
Eiten, G. [10543], Brazil K001219358
Eiten, G. [10543], Brazil K001219359
Eiten, G. [10702], Brazil K001219360
Eiten, G. [5714], Brazil K001219267
Eiten, G. [5720], Brazil K001219269
Gasson, P. [s.n.], Brazil K001219301
Morawetz, W. [s.n.], Brazil K001219361
Menezes, E. [68], Brazil K001219336
Borges, M. [30], Brazil K001219337
Webster, G.L. [25724], Brazil K001219315
Silva, L.A.M. [2479], Brazil K001219318
Paula, J.E. [1310], Brazil K001219255
Gottsberger, I. [15/71185], Brazil K001219299
Oldenburger, F.H.F. [1523], Brazil K001219282
Amaral, I.L. [1340], Brazil K001219276
Ferreira, L.V. [15], Brazil K001219341
Lleras, E. [P19592], Brazil K001219286
Kuhlmann [198], Brazil K001219355
Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. [8345], Brazil K001219281
Williams, L.O. [8042], Brazil K001219195
Williams, L.O. [8051], Brazil K001219199
Taylor, E.L. [E/1008], Brazil K001219293
Taylor, E.L. [1028], Brazil K001219298
Silva, M.F.F. [1011], Brazil K001219287
Daly, D.C. [4138], Brazil K001219347
Daly, D.C. [4399], Brazil K001219319
Daly, D.C. [4138], Brazil K001219320
Lobo, M.G. [339], Brazil K001219294
Rosa, N.A. [642], Brazil K001219275
Rodrigues, W.A. [s.n.], Brazil K001219291
Chagas, F. [6], Brazil K001219284
Hopkins, M.J.G. [623], Brazil K001219260
Hopkins, M.J.G. [562], Brazil K001219262
Prance, G.T. [6920], Brazil K001219352
Prance, G.T. [12074], Brazil K001219354
Prance, G.T. [9515], Brazil K001219311
Hill, S.R. [12930], Brazil K001219274
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [7239], Brazil K001219283
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [5233], Brazil K001219289
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [5284], Brazil K001219290
Cid Ferreira, C.A. [4278], Brazil K001219295
Rabelo, B.V. [3145], Brazil K001219292
Rabelo, B.V. [3225], Brazil K001219297
Mayo, S.J. [500], Brazil K001219316
Mayo, S.J. [500], Brazil K001219317
Martins, F.R. [12357], Brazil K001219349
Todzia, C. [2284], Brazil K001219259
Todzia, C. [2300], Brazil K001219261
Glaziou, A.F.M. [14479], Brazil K001219353
Hatschbach, G.M. [57040], Brazil K001219305
Shepherd, G.J. [12206], Brazil K001219258
Zickel, C. [483], Brazil K001219339
Arraias, M.G. [5962], Brazil K001219308
Fontella, J. [97], Brazil K001219348
Heringer, E.P. [17518], Brazil Laetia K001219626
Farney, C. [1709], Brazil Laetia K001219625
Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], India Anavinga K001132960

First published in Enum. Syst. Pl.: 4 (1760)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Killick, D.J.B. (1976). Flacourtiaceae (including Samydaceae) Flora of Southern Africa 22: 53-92. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 493.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Enum. Syst. Pl. Ins. Carib.: 4, 21 (1760).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gilg in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21: 451 (1925)
  • Enum. Pl. Carib.: 4 (1760)

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