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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees, often with spines on the trunk and/or branches
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, persistent, subcoriaceous or coriaceous, entire or shallowly to rather deeply glandular-serrate-crenate, reddish or purplish when young, penninerved; stipules minute, caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, bisexual, rarely also ♂ on the same specimen, in axillary, mostly simple, sometimes compound racemes, these rarely reduced to few-flowered fascicles or even to a solitary flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–6, narrowly imbricate or subvalvate, ± connate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals as many as sepals and similar with these
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle flat, sometimes set with hairs around the base of the ovary and the base of the filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Extrastaminal disk, if present, composed of one row of free, short, thick orange glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens indefinite in number, pluriseriate, exceeding the petals at full anthesis; anthers dorsifixed, the connective often produced beyond the thecae into an apicular appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile, with 2–4(–5) few-ovuled placentas; style rather long, whether or not 3–4-partite distally; stigmas entire or slightly 2–3(–5)-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry subglobose or ovoid, (1–)2–3(–6)-seeded, somewhat fleshy, with the withered sepals, petals and stamens at the base, crowned by the ± persistent style
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a hard testa, without an aril.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees; branches often spiny.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glabrous, usually leathery, entire or toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual in axillary racemes or solitary in the axils.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle usually funnel-shaped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 5, imbricate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals c. 5, similar to the sepals but slightly smaller.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk fleshy, filling and sometimes elevated above the receptacle, usually with numerous glandular lobules at its margin and sometimes between the stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous, borne on the surface of the disk; filaments very slender; anthers 2-thecous, the connective produced as a short horn or apiculus.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile, 1-locular with 2–6 parietal placentas; ovules few or numerous; style simple, stigmas 3–6, short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a more or less fleshy berry with several seeds.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Ethiopia, Free State, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Northern Provinces, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Scolopia Schreb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl., ed. 8[a], 1: 335 (1789)

Accepted by

  • Killick, D.J.B. (1976). Flacourtiaceae (including Samydaceae) Flora of Southern Africa 22: 53-92. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in L., Gen. Pl. ed. 8, 1: 335 (1789) nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sleumer in Blumea 20 : 26 (1972), nom. conserv.
  • Gilg in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21: 418 (1925)
  • Gen.: 335 (1789)

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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
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