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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical.

[FZ]

Polygalaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Small trees or shrubs, often scandent, or lianes with entire, alternate leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers zygomorphic, in terminal and axillary racemes or panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, unequal, two lateral ones (wing-sepals) larger and petaloid, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3 (occasionally 5, two being vestigial), lowest keel-shaped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8, monadelphous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1-locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a samara (a 1-locular, 1-seeded, winged nut) usually 1-winged, occasionally with an additional rudimentary wing.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed without caruncle and without endosperm.

[FTEA]

Polygalaceae, Jorge Paiva. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2007

Morphology General Habit
Small trees or shrubs, mostly scandent or lianas
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules absent, when present glandular
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary or terminal racemes or paniculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles small, caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, unequal, free, the 2 internal (lateral) ones larger and petaloid (wing-sepals)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3, occasionally 5, and then the 2 lateral ones vestigial, the 2 upper ones free from the lower one, which is ± keel-shaped (keel or carina), without a crest or appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8, partially fused at the base into a tapering sheath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-locular, one abortive
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a 1-locular, 1-seeded, 1-winged nut (samara), occasionally with an additional rudimentary wing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed without caruncle and endosperm.

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northwest, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Leeward Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Securidaca L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Peru 44871.000
Harley, R.M. [25615], Brazil K001130215
Cazalet, P. [5234], Ecuador 6470.000
Trail, J.W.H. [35], Brazil K001130209
Ducke, A. [1151], Brazil K001130199
Harley, R. [PCD5570], Brazil K001130214
Hassler, E. [584], Paraguay K001130207
Silva, J.M. [3814], Brazil K001130008
Coradin, L. [6062], Brazil K001130009
Ule, E. [7914], Brazil K001130195
Ule, E. [8890], Brazil K001130202
Ule, E. [5021], Brazil K001130208
Lira, S.S. [128], Brazil K001130216
Heringer, E.P. [5410], Brazil K001130201
Andrade, K. [226], Brazil K001130217
Andrade, K. [259], Brazil K001130219
Figueiredo, L.S. [41], Brazil K001130218
Usteri [37a], Brazil K001130196
Ducke [425], Brazil K001130204
Ferreira, L.V. [58], Brazil K001130220
Ferreira, L.V. [58], Brazil K001130221
Ferreira, L.V. [4], Brazil K001130222
Ferreira, L.V. [4], Brazil K001130223
Krukoff, B.A. [7147], Brazil K001130200
Prance, G.T. [58965], Brazil K001130205
Glaziou, A.F.M. [10266], Brazil K001130203
Glaziou, A. [13096], Brazil K001130212
Spruce [1760], Brazil K001130198
s.coll. [2990], Brazil K001130206
Burchell [2875], Brazil K001130197
Glaziou [4756], Brazil K001130211
Glaziou [9353], Brazil K001130213

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1155 (1759)

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 134.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • [Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 316 (1754) pro parte] Syst. ed. 10, 2: 1155 (1759) nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Syst. Nat. ed. 10 (2): 1155 (1759), nom. conserv.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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