1. Family: Lauraceae Juss.
    1. Beilschmiedia Nees

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, occasionally subopposite towards ends of branches, subsessile or petiolate, papyraceous to coriaceous, pinnately nerved.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, panicles or racemes or paniculate cymes, few- to many-flowered; bracts ± pubescent, caducous.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite; receptacle shortly tubular or cup-shaped.
    Tepal
    Tepals 6(8) in 2 whorls on rim of receptacle, subequal, deciduous.
    Androecium
    Stamens in 4 whorls, the 2 outer whorls each of 3(4) fertile stamens with anthers dehiscing introrsely; the inner (third) whorl with anthers dehiscing extrorsely or laterally and with a gland on either side at the base of the filaments, or inner (third) whorl anthers sometimes sterile; the innermost (fourth) whorl reduced to 3 staminodes.
    Pistil
    Ovary subglobose to narrowly ellipsoid, sessile, ± immersed in the receptacle; narrowed above into a slender style with an obscure stigma.
    Fruits
    Fruit a 1-seeded drupe, subglobose to ovoid or ellipsoid, naked.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs (rarely scandent shrubs fide F.F.N.R.: 58 (1962))
    Leaves
    Leaves sometimes subopposite, coriaceous, pinnately nerved
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite in axillary panicles, either dense, sessile and fascicle-like or lax and pedunculate
    Perianth
    Perianth-tube short; lobes 6, ± equal
    Stamens
    Fertile stamens (6-)9 in (2-)3 rows of 3, those of the first and second rows not glandular and with introrse 2-thecous anthers, those of the third row with usually stipitate glands on either side at base of filaments and extrorse anthers (or reduced to staminodes); staminodes usually present as a fourth row, ovoid, cordate or sagittate, very shortly stipitate
    Ovary
    Ovary narrowed into the style
    Fruits
    Fruit naked at the base, the perianth-tube deciduous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Hainan, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre

    Beilschmiedia Nees appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [10205], Cameroon K000008412
    Mar 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7761], Cameroon K000008413
    Mar 1, 2003 Plot Voucher [B 240], Cameroon K000008414
    Mar 1, 2003 Plot Voucher [B 154], Cameroon K000008415
    Mar 1, 2003 Plot Voucher [B 79], Cameroon K000008416
    Mar 1, 2003 Plot Voucher [B 77], Cameroon K000008417
    Mar 1, 2003 Plot Voucher [B 50], Cameroon K000008418
    Mar 1, 2003 Plot Voucher [B 54], Cameroon K000008419
    Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5183], Cameroon K000518993
    Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [757], Cameroon K000518989
    Jan 1, 1986 Thomas, D.W. [3246], Cameroon K000182066
    Olorunfemi, J. [30682], Cameroon K000182070
    Olorunfemi, J. [30682], Cameroon K000182071
    Olorunfemi, J. [30616], Cameroon K000182067
    Olorunfemi, J. [30677], Cameroon K000182068
    Olorunfemi, J. [30634], Cameroon K000182069
    Thomas, D.W. [1177], Cameroon K000182073
    Thomas, D.W. [612], Cameroon K000182074
    Cheek, M. [10249], Cameroon 61936.000

    First published in N.Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 69 (1831)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —Robyns & Wilczek in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 19: 459 (1949).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Rohwer in Kubitzki et al., Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 2: 385 (1993).
    • Robyns & R. Wilczek in Bull. Jard. Bot. État 20: 197–226 (1950).
    • Robyns & R. Wilczek in Bull. Jard. Bot. État 19: 459–506 (1949)
    • in Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 69 (1831).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Rohwer in Kubitzki et al., Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 2: 385 (1993)
    • in B.J.B.B. 20: 197-226 (1950)
    • Robyns & R. Wilczek in B.J.B.B. 19: 459-506 (1949)
    • in Wall., Pl. As. Rar. 2: 61, 69 (1831)

    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

    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.

    Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    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