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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico to Tropical America.

[FTEA]

Theaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, simple, subcoriaceous, margins entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, hermaphrodite or, more rarely, dioecious (as in the African species)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5–7
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals mostly 5, 7–10 in the African species, opposite the sepals or irregularly disposed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous, 1-many-seriate ; connective of anthers often prolonged beyond the thecae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary (reduced in male flowers of dioecious species) (l–)2–3-locular or falsely 4–6-locular ; ovules (l–)2–20 in each loculus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style very short with stigmas small, conspicuous or sometimes foliaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, with a thick testa; endosperm usually very reduced, sometimes lacking.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northwest, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Cameroon, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Vietnam, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Alabama, Florida

Ternstroemia Mutis ex L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2002 Letouzey, R. [13380], Cameroon K000198749
Coode [6136], Indonesia 56198.000
Sumbin, D. [MTED 433], Malaysia 61162.000
Finlayson, G. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132799

First published in Suppl. Pl.: 39 (1782)

Accepted by

  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flore du Gabon 41: 1-75. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Suppl. 39 (1781), nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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.
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Neotropikey
Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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