1. Family: Pentaphylacaceae Engl.
    1. Ternstroemia Mutis ex L.f.

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

    [FTEA]

    Theaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

    Habit
    Evergreen trees
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, simple, subcoriaceous, margins entire
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, hermaphrodite or, more rarely, dioecious (as in the African species)
    Calyx
    Sepals 5–7
    Corolla
    Petals mostly 5, 7–10 in the African species, opposite the sepals or irregularly disposed
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, 1-many-seriate ; connective of anthers often prolonged beyond the thecae
    Ovary
    Ovary (reduced in male flowers of dioecious species) (l–)2–3-locular or falsely 4–6-locular ; ovules (l–)2–20 in each loculus
    Style
    Style very short with stigmas small, conspicuous or sometimes foliaceous
    Fruits
    Fruit indehiscent
    Seeds
    Seeds ellipsoid, with a thick testa; endosperm usually very reduced, sometimes lacking.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northwest, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Cameroon, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Vietnam, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Florida

    Ternstroemia Mutis ex L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2002 Letouzey, R. [13380], Cameroon K000198749
    Coode [6136], Indonesia 56198.000
    Sumbin, D. [MTED 433], Malaysia 61162.000
    Finlayson, G. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132799

    First published in Suppl. Pl.: 39 (1782)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flore du Gabon 41: 1-75. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Suppl. 39 (1781), nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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

    Neotropikey
    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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