1. Family: Lauraceae Juss.
    1. Ocotea Aubl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa, Southern America and Northern America..

    [FTEA]

    Lauraceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

    Habit
    Mostly dioecious or polygamous trees or shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, thin to coriaceous, glabrous or hairy
    Flowers
    Flowers small, hermaphrodite or unisexual in axillary or subterminal panicles Male flowers: similar but ovary sterile, stalk-like or lacking Female flowers: as in hermaphrodite flowers but stamens rudimentary, barren Hermaphrodite flowers: stamens in 3 or 4 whorls, the outer 3 fertile the inner if present reduced to slender staminodes; anthers 4-thecous, introrse in two outer whorls, ± extrorse in third whorl; filaments very short or lacking, those of third whorl with a sessile or very rarely stipitate gland at each side at base
    Perianth
    Perianth with or without a tube; lobes 6 or 8, equal, usually deciduous
    Hermaphrodite
    Hermaphrodite flowers: stamens in 3 or 4 whorls, the outer 3 fertile the inner if present reduced to slender staminodes; anthers 4-thecous, introrse in two outer whorls, ± extrorse in third whorl; filaments very short or lacking, those of third whorl with a sessile or very rarely stipitate gland at each side at base
    Ovary
    Ovary ovoid, ellipsoid or subglobose, longer or shorter than the style, usually glabrous
    Male
    Male flowers: similar but ovary sterile, stalk-like or lacking
    Female
    Female flowers: as in hermaphrodite flowers but stamens rudimentary, barren
    Fruits
    Fruits ellipsoid or globose, seated to enclosed in an enlarged cupular receptacle which is truncate or 6-toothed or 6-lobed from the persistent perianth-lobes.
    [FZ]

    Lauraceae, B.L. Stannard. Flora Zambesiaca 9:2. 1997

    Habit
    Evergreen trees or shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, rarely sub-opposite, simple, pinnately-nerved, sometimes also 3-nerved near the base, membranous to coriaceous, glabrous or pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of cymules arranged in axillary or subterminal panicles.
    Tepal
    Tepals 6, subequal, usually spreading.
    Flowers
    Male flowers: similar but ovary sterile, stalk-like or lacking. Hermaphrodite flowers: fertile stamens 9 in 3 whorls adnate to the tepals, those of the third whorl with lateral glandular appendages at the base, filaments short; staminodes 3 in a fourth (innermost) whorl situated on the receptacle; ovary ovoid, usually glabrous. Female flowers: as in hermaphrodite flowers but stamens rudimentary. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual; receptacle broadly obconic, enlarging in fruit to form a truncate or 6-lobed cupule.
    Fruits
    Fruit drupaceous, partially enveloped by the accrescent receptacle and acorn-like in appearance in some species.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central American Pac, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Réunion, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre

    Ocotea Aubl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2014 Matuda, E. [5140], Chiapas K001057498 isotype
    Jan 1, 2014 Matuda, E. [5140], Chiapas K001057499
    Peru 46263.000
    Pennington, R.T. [176], Bolivia 54695.000
    Pennington, T.D. [14114], Ecuador 57101.000
    Pennington, T.D. [14106], Ecuador 57106.000
    Pennington, T.D. [13918], Ecuador 57111.000
    Pennington, T.D. [14089], Ecuador 57115.000
    Pennington, T.D. [14144], Ecuador 57127.000
    Pennington, T.D. [14024], Ecuador 58722.000
    Pennington, T.D. [14113], Ecuador 58756.000
    Pennington, T.D. [13929], Ecuador 58760.000
    Pennington, T.D. [14120], Ecuador 58761.000
    Pennington, T.D. [13929], Ecuador 58764.000
    Thomas, D.W. [10456], Cameroon K000518991
    McWhirter, J. [230] 31877.000

    First published in Hist. Pl. Guiane: 780 (1775)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Rohwer in Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 20: 1–278 (1986).
    • Bentham & Hooker f., Gen. Pl. 3: 157 (1880).
    • Hist. Pl. Guiane Fr. 2: 780 (1775).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Kubitzki et al., Fam. Gen.Vasc. Pl. 2: 382 (1993)
    • Rohwer in Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamb. 20:1-278 (1986)
    • Hist. Pl. Guiane Fr.: 780 (1775)

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