1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Securidaca L.

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

    [FZ]

    Polygalaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Small trees or shrubs, often scandent, or lianes with entire, alternate leaves.
    Flowers
    Flowers zygomorphic, in terminal and axillary racemes or panicles.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, unequal, two lateral ones (wing-sepals) larger and petaloid, free.
    Corolla
    Petals 3 (occasionally 5, two being vestigial), lowest keel-shaped.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8, monadelphous.
    Ovary
    Ovary 1-locular.
    Fruits
    Fruit a samara (a 1-locular, 1-seeded, winged nut) usually 1-winged, occasionally with an additional rudimentary wing.
    Seeds
    Seed without caruncle and without endosperm.
    [FTEA]

    Polygalaceae, Jorge Paiva. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2007

    Habit
    Small trees or shrubs, mostly scandent or lianas
    Stipules
    Stipules absent, when present glandular
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary or terminal racemes or paniculate
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles small, caducous
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, unequal, free, the 2 internal (lateral) ones larger and petaloid (wing-sepals)
    Corolla
    Petals 3, occasionally 5, and then the 2 lateral ones vestigial, the 2 upper ones free from the lower one, which is ± keel-shaped (keel or carina), without a crest or appendages
    Stamens
    Stamens 8, partially fused at the base into a tapering sheath
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular, one abortive
    Fruits
    Fruit a 1-locular, 1-seeded, 1-winged nut (samara), occasionally with an additional rudimentary wing
    Seeds
    Seed without caruncle and endosperm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Argentina Northwest, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Securidaca L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Peru 44871.000
    Harley, R.M. [25615], Brazil K001130215
    Cazalet, P. [5234], Ecuador 6470.000
    Trail, J.W.H. [35], Brazil K001130209
    Ducke, A. [1151], Brazil K001130199
    Harley, R. [PCD5570], Brazil K001130214
    Hassler, E. [584], Paraguay K001130207
    Silva, J.M. [3814], Brazil K001130008
    Coradin, L. [6062], Brazil K001130009
    Ule, E. [7914], Brazil K001130195
    Ule, E. [8890], Brazil K001130202
    Ule, E. [5021], Brazil K001130208
    Lira, S.S. [128], Brazil K001130216
    Heringer, E.P. [5410], Brazil K001130201
    Andrade, K. [226], Brazil K001130217
    Andrade, K. [259], Brazil K001130219
    Figueiredo, L.S. [41], Brazil K001130218
    Usteri [37a], Brazil K001130196
    Ducke [425], Brazil K001130204
    Ferreira, L.V. [58], Brazil K001130220
    Ferreira, L.V. [58], Brazil K001130221
    Ferreira, L.V. [4], Brazil K001130222
    Ferreira, L.V. [4], Brazil K001130223
    Krukoff, B.A. [7147], Brazil K001130200
    Prance, G.T. [58965], Brazil K001130205
    Glaziou, A.F.M. [10266], Brazil K001130203
    Glaziou, A. [13096], Brazil K001130212
    Spruce [1760], Brazil K001130198
    s.coll. [2990], Brazil K001130206
    Burchell [2875], Brazil K001130197
    Glaziou [4756], Brazil K001130211
    Glaziou [9353], Brazil K001130213

    First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1155 (1759)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 134.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • [Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 316 (1754) pro parte] Syst. ed. 10, 2: 1155 (1759) nom. conserv.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Syst. Nat. ed. 10 (2): 1155 (1759), nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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