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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to NE. Australia.
Aleurites cordata

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Monoecious trees
Morphology General Indumentum
Indumentum stellate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, entire or palmati-lobed, petiolate, stipulate, the stipules minute and fugacious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal, thyrsiform, androgynous, protogynous, with a solitary ♀ flower terminating each major axis, lateral cymules ♂; bracts subulate, readily caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, later valvately rupturing into 2–3 lobes; petals 5, free, imbricate; disc 5-lobed; stamens 4-verticillate, ± 20, the outer free, the inner ± united, borne on a conical receptacle, anthers introrse; pistillode 0 Female flowers: calyx, petals and disc as in the ♂ flowers; ovary 2–3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 2–3, thick, bilobed
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, later valvately rupturing into 2–3 lobes; petals 5, free, imbricate; disc 5-lobed; stamens 4-verticillate, ± 20, the outer free, the inner ± united, borne on a conical receptacle, anthers introrse; pistillode 0
sex Female
Female flowers: calyx, petals and disc as in the ♂ flowers; ovary 2–3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 2–3, thick, bilobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits large, drupaceous, indehiscent; exocarp fleshy; endocarp woody, 2–3-locular or 1-locular by abortion
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, ecarunculate; testa thick, woody; albumen hard; embryo straight; cotyledons broad, flat.

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Monoecious trees.
Morphology General Indumentum
Indumentum stellate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, stipulate, long-petiolate, simple, entire or palmately lobed, palminerved.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules minute, fugacious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal, thyrsiform, androgynous, protogynous, some cymules with terminal female flowers, others all male; bracts subulate, readily caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, valvately rupturing into 2–3 lobes; petals 5, free, imbricate; disk glands 5, free, alternating with the petals; stamens c. 20, 4-verticillate, the outer free, the inner united into a column, anthers basifixed, introrse, longitudinally dehiscent; receptacle conical; pistillode absent. Female flowers: calyx calyptrate, 2-lobed, splitting down one side; petals resembling those of the male flowers; disk shallowly 5-lobed; ovary 2-locular, with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 2, bipartite, erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit usually 2-lobed, drupaceous, indehiscent; exocarp fleshy; endocarp thinly woody, 2-locular or 1-locular by abortion.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly ovoid, ecarunculate; testa thick, woody; albumen hard; embryo straight; cotyledons broad, flat.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Marianas, Marshall Is., Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Bahamas, Brazil Northeast, Cayman Is., Christmas I., Comoros, Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Florida, Haiti, Hawaii, Jamaica, Kermadec Is., Leeward Is., Madagascar, Marquesas, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Niue, Paraguay, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Samoa, Society Is., Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is., Zimbabwe

Aleurites J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 111 (1776)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Char. Gen. Pl.: 111, t. 56 (1775).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Char. Gen. Pl.: 111, t. 56 (1776)
  • G.P. 3(1): 292 (1880), pro parte
  • Hutch. in F.T.A. 6(1): 813 (1912), pro parte
  • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 722 (1866), pro parte
  • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(1): 128 (1910), pro parte

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