1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Cerbera L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Pemba), W. Indian Ocean to W. Pacific.

    [FTEA]

    Apocynaceae, E.A. Omino. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees; white latex present in all parts
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal or in branching forks
    Calyx
    Sepals free or nearly so, imbricate
    Corolla
    Corolla with funnel-shaped tube and oblique lobes
    Stamens
    Stamens included, anthers sessile
    Pistil
    Pistil with apex at level of anthers; ovary of 2 separate carpels
    Fruits
    Fruit of 2 (or by abortion 1) mostly separate drupaceous mericarps with hard endocarp
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–2 in each mericarp, flat.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Cook Is., Fiji, Gilbert Is., Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Seychelles, Society Is., Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is.

    Introduced into:

    Chagos Archipelago, Trinidad-Tobago

    Cerbera L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Bihar K001132389
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132390
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132391

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 208 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Leeuwenberg in Wageningen Agric. Univ. Pap. 98, 3: 5–64 (1999)
    • Sp. Pl.: 208 (1753)

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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