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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to S. Tropical America.
Muntingia calabura

[FTEA]

Muntingiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Small trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very oblique at the base, serrate; stipules linear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers supra-axillary, in 2–3(–?4)-flowered fascicles or solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, long-acuminate with filiform tips which form 5 apical tails in the buds
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5(–?7), obovate with short claws
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, (?3–)5–7-locular, surrounded by an elevation of the receptacle which is densely glandular-pilose around the margin; ovules very numerous, minute; stigma sessile, thick, coarsely ridged
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry usually 6-locular with numerous small seeds immersed in pulp.

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Central American Pac, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Bahamas, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Galápagos, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Marianas, Marquesas, Nauru, Oman, Puerto Rico, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau-Manihiki, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is.

Muntingia L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 509 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.F.P. 2: 485 (1967)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 225 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 509 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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