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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to Pacific.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Shrubs, very often scandent, rarely arborescent.
Leaves
Leaves entire or crenate.
Flowers
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).
Calyx
Sepals almost free or shortly connate, imbricate, usually marked with resiniferous dots.
Corolla
Petals free or shortly connate, elliptic, obovate or oblong, the inner surface and sometimes the outer margins densely papillose.
Stamens
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.
Pistil
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.
Fruits
Fruit a ± globose 1–seeded drupe.
Seeds
Seed subglobose, with a small to large basal cavity; endosperm ruminate (in F.Z. species) or smooth.

[FTEA]

Myrsinaceae, P. Halliday. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

Habit
Scandent shrubs or small trees, dioecious, glabrous or pubescent
Leaves
Leaves petiolate, rarely subsessile, alternate, entire or toothed
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal panicle, axillary raceme or cluster
Flowers
Flowers pedicellate or sessile, 4-5-merous
Calyx
Sepals united to 1/3 or almost free, imbricate or rarely contorted
Corolla
Petals free or minutely coherent at base, mostly imbricate, rarely contorted, usually hairy on inner surface
Stamens
Stamens longer than the petals and adnate to them at varying heights or rarely free; filaments long, slender, rarely short or absent; anthers splitting longitudinally
Pistil
Ovary of ♂ flowers much reduced, conical, tongue-like or stipiform, that of ♀ flowers subglobose or ovoid, usually hairy, very rarely lepidote; ovules few in one row on the placenta; style rather thick; stigma disc-like, entire or rarely lobed
Fruits
Fruit globose, rarely obovoid, 1-seeded
Seeds
Seed subglobose, covered by membranous remains of the placenta, sometimes much intruded at base; endosperm smooth or strongly ruminate; embryo cylindric, transverse.

Native to:

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, Pakistan, 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 Reference Identified As Barcode 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.

Literature

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Mez in E.P. IV.236: 295 (1902)
  • Fl. Indica: 62, t. 23 (1768)

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