1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Embelia Burm.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, Australasia and Asia-Temperate.


    Myrsinaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Shrubs, very often scandent, rarely arborescent.
    Leaves entire or crenate.
    Flowers unisexual (and species dioecious), 4–5–merous, borne in axillary racemes or umbels or in terminal or lateral panicles (not in F.Z. area).
    Sepals almost free or shortly connate, imbricate, usually marked with resiniferous dots.
    Petals free or shortly connate, elliptic, obovate or oblong, the inner surface and sometimes the outer margins densely papillose.
    Stamens longer or shorter than corolla and inserted at varying levels, rarely almost free; filaments usually well developed; anthers dehiscing by slits or very rarely by pores (not in F.Z. area), usually with a dark spot on the abaxial side.
    Ovary of female flower subglobose or ovoid, often pilose, with a long or short style; stigma disciform, entire or rarely lobed; placenta with few ovules arranged in 1 row.
    Fruit a ± globose 1–seeded drupe.
    Seed subglobose, with a small to large basal cavity; endosperm ruminate (in F.Z. species) or smooth.


    Found In:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Embelia Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    Coode, M. [4460], Mauritius 35415.000
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Kerala K001132383

    First published in Fl. Indica: 62 (1768)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001) World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919


    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Mez in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 236, Myrsinac.: 295 (1902). Nom. cons.
    • —F.T.A. 3: 496
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Fl. Ind.: 62, t. 23 (1768), nom. conserv.


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