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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NW. Peru, Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, India to Borneo.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Oleaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Trees and shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, simple or compound, petiolate, glabrous or hairy; acarodomatia absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences few– to many–flowered, cymose; flowers heterostylous, scented.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, truncate or obscurely lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale cream or pink, hypocrateriform, usually pilose within the tube; lobes 5–7, imbricate, each with a conspicuous patch of swollen brownish or purplish hairs at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, inserted at or near the mouth of the corolla tube; filaments short, anthers introrse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular, with 4 ovules per loculus; style slender; stigma exserted or included, subcapitate or cylindrical.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a woody bilocular capsule with loculicidal dehiscence.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds endospermous, with a long subapical wing, spinning during dispersal.

[FTEA]

Oleaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, with simple or compound opposite leaves; leaflets entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers often fairly large, in corymbose-paniculate inflorescences, hermaphrodite, often heterostyled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate or campanulate-cupulate, usually irregularly or obscurely dentate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla infundibuliform, with a well-developed tube and spreading lobes which are barbate with dull or purple hairs on at least part of the upper surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, affixed to the throat of the corolla by short filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular, usually 4 pendulous ovules in each loculus; style filiform, generally not exceeding the tube; stigma bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a hard woody, sometimes very thickly woody, loculicidal capsule with two loculi.

Native to:

Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Schrebera Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Coromandel 2: 1 (1799)

Accepted by

  • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 13. Nom. cons.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Pl. Corom. 2: 1, t. 101 (1799), nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Pl. Coromandel 2: 1, t. 101 (1798)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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