1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Sapindus Tourn. ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Chad, Pacific, Southern America, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

    Habit
    Trees
    Leaves
    Leaves usually rather pale green, pinnate; leaflets in 2–8 pairs, entire; rhachis with raised lines or sometimes winged
    Flowers
    Flowers regular; sepals 5, 2 short and 3 larger, concave, imbricate; petals 5, with or without scales, clawed and hairy at base; disk complete, cupuliform, undulate and shallowly lobed, glabrous Flowers in terminal and axillary panicles containing both male and female flowers but one sex often predominating
    Stamens
    Stamens 8; filaments stout, with lower half hairy; anthers oblong-ovate, auriculate, subsessile in bud; staminodes similar but smaller
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-lobed, glabrous or hairy; style entire; ovary rudiment present in male, 3-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit a 1–2(–3)-lobed drupe, the abortive mericarp(s) remaining at base.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    French Guiana, Guyana

    Native to:

    Alabama, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Cayman Is., Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kazan-retto, Korea, Laos, Leeward Is., Malaya, Marquesas, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Angola, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Easter Is., Galápagos, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Mali, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuelan Antilles, Zaïre

    Sapindus Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Assam K001132821
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Nepal K001132329

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 367 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 630 (1932)
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 171 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 367 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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