1. Family: Meliaceae Juss.
    1. Guarea Allemão ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America, Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Meliaceae, Styles & F. White (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Trees or treelets
    Indumentum
    Indumentum of simple hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate, with a dormant terminal bud or more rarely (sometimes in E. Africa) a terminal leaflet
    Flowers
    Flowers unisexual (plants dioecious)
    Calyx
    Calyx (in E. Africa) irregularly lobed
    Corolla
    Petals 5 and free from the staminal tube (in E. Africa)
    Stamens
    Staminal tube cylindric, ending in very short, slightly emarginate appendages; anthers 10 (in E. Africa), inserted in the throat of the staminal tube and completely included
    Disc
    Disk annular at the base of the ovary
    Pistil
    Ovary 3–5-locular; locules with 1 or 2 ovules; style-head discoid with a small central depression
    Fruits
    Fruit (in E. Africa) either a leathery capsule with 3–5 one-seeded valves, or a large leathery cleistocarp
    Seeds
    Seeds completely covered by a fleshy orange or yellow aril.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Central American Pac, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Guarea Allemão ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2013 Maas, P.J.M. [P13194], Acre K000331374
    Cazalet, P. [4513], Ecuador 6958.000
    Pennington, T. [7554], Ecuador 63812.000
    Pennington, T.D. [10561], Ecuador 29047.665
    Pennington, T.D. [10610], Ecuador 51654.000
    Pennington, T.D. [10610], Ecuador 51655.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12270], Ecuador 53059.000
    Pennington, T.D. [10650], Ecuador 54163.000
    Pennington, T.D. [11475], Costa Rica 54186.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12468], Peru 54440.000
    Pennington, T.D. [12467], Peru 55689.000
    Pennington, T.D. [13343], Costa Rica 56018.000
    Pennington, T.D. [14001], Ecuador 57117.000
    Pennington, T.D. [15005], Ecuador 62948.000
    Pennington, T.D. [16135], Ecuador 70000.168
    Pennington, T.D. [17139], Peru 73401.000
    Zarucchi, J.L. [2195], Colombia 48890.000
    Lucas, E.J. [677], Brazil 76307.000
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 7432], Malaysia Samyda K001127333
    Porter, G. [Cat. no. 7453], Malaysia Samyda K001127354
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 7471] Samyda K001127376
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 7458] Samyda K001127360

    First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 150 (1771)

    Accepted by

    • Pennington, T.D. & Clarkson, J.J. (2013). revision of Guarea (Meliaceae) Edinburgh Journal of Botany 70: 179-362.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Harms in E. & P. Pflanzenfam 19B, 1: 129 (1940), excl. Sect. Heckeldora (Pierre) Harms.
    • in Linn. Mant. 2: 150 (1771)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Pennington & Styles in Blumea 22: 494 (1975), nom. conserv .
    • Mant. Pl. Alt.: 150, 228 (1771)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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